Home Cooking 51

Down with the mashed. Up with the galette. Heresy or a welcome revolution?

RUNNERFEMME | Oct 27, 201109:02 AM

I am the Thanksgiving Maven in my family. I do it all from scratch and no one brings a dang thing but a bottle of wine and an appetite. I love it. But the list of dishes has grown to absurd lengths and I've decided to force myself to edit. I'm cutting out dishes and trying to simplify.

I've got mashed potatoes on the brain (sounds like a medical diagnosis.) They are sort of a pain in the a$$ to make, b/c I wait as long as I can to make them, so that they don't get gluey. I keep them on a double boiler to keep them warm, blah blah. I am considering jettisoning the mashed for an elegant potato galette. I can make it several hours ahead and rewarm. It's easy to slice before taking to the buffet, so won't be hard on guests.

Am I going to be put to death for heresy or is this a welcome revolution?

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