Smashed potatoes with brown butter mushroom and cranberries is a simple Thanksgiving side that can wow your family and friends and make your mouth water! Incredibly easy, this smashed potatoes with brown butter mushroom,tomato chutney and cranberries not only looks good, but tastes even better. Crispy on the outside,creamy inside roasted potatoes topped with brown butter mushroom, some cool tomato chutney and a cranberry make for a beautiful and flavorful crowd pleasing vegan Thanksgiving side.
Last night I dreamt that I was a wizard (or witch). A total Hermione Granger if you will! Much like our beloved Ms.Know-it-all, I too sat in the front of the classroom doling out perfect magic. Instead of the ever loving yet strict McGonagall there was a weird looking man as teacher! I have no idea who that man was but I definitely freaked out a bit. talking of freaked out, I am also pretty freaked out that Thanksgiving is almost here (when and how did that happen) and I haven’t done a Thanksgiving special round up yet. Round up or not, I do have pretty amazing side dishes on the blog here that you would love to serve your family and friends.
As you all know I am a total tater head. Ok . That came out wrong! What I meant I love potatoes. I eat like a guy. Don’t get me wrong, I like vegetables but I love meat and potatoes. If we are having a veggie night, I definitely try to sneak in some potatoes in their. I don’t really care about them being fatty coz in my books when you work hard all day, dinner has to be soul satisfying, comforting and yes, have starch. Although we love this Persian jeweled rice for one pot dinners, there are times when you want to make an extra effort and rustle up something a little special. Enter “Smashed potatoes with brown butter mushroom and cranberries “.
These little roasted pockets of heaven as I like to think of them are the bomb! Its got everything in that one bite, flavor, texture, taste, sensory overload. And did you miss how pretty they are to look at!?? Ok, so these pictures aren’t the best coz it was really late by the time I shot these and well not every pic can be perfect, but boy oh boy, did they deliver on the taste front!!??
Imagine coming to a garlic and olive oil scented house, further enhanced by subtle notes of thyme? Dreamy right? These smashed potatoes with brown butter mushroom and cranberries are simply put roasted potatoes that have been smashed a bit so that you can pile all kinds of goodies on it and enjoy! The skin of the potatoes go all crispy yet the insides remain tender and soft. I top that with some simple brown butter mushrooms that have been roasted along with the potatoes, an Indian tomato + cranberry chutney and top it with a dried cranberry for some subtle sour yet fruity notes. Result? Sublime!! To make things even more decadent I add a good dollop of mustard mayonnaise on the mushrooms.
Serve this smashed potatoes with brown butter mushroom and cranberries hot off the roasting pan, on a pretty platter with either all the toppings in small bowls, in a DIY smashed potato kind of option for Thanksgiving party.
Or just stack them up on your own and serve these oh so pretty and perfect for Thanksgiving sides to your family and friends. And hey, if you want to make something different than the usual eggs you can try this super easy , 20 mins taking Egg Masala stir fry! I am sure your guests would love a variation to the same old boiled eggs.
Best part about this smashed potatoes with brown butter mushroom,tomato chutney and cranberries that makes it my favorite this season is the fact that these are so so easy. Literally nothing to do except rub these taters with olive oil and chopped garlic and roast them along with some mushrooms. Then brown some butter, saute the plump roasted mushrooms in it , take a deep whiff and scarf down a couple straight off the pan ( hey, don’t judge!). Now, quickly mix some Dijon mustard and mayonnaise, set that in the fridge. To make things a little more festive and Thanksgiving-y, I added some tomato and cranberry chutney and a cranberry too. You can omit these if you don’t want to spend another ten minutes making the chutney while the potatoes roast. But I strongly suggest you give it a go. Results will be so so worth it!
So go on, wow your guests with this super simple and perfect for Thanksgiving Smashed potatoes with brown butter mushroom and cranberries .