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Red and Green Recipe: Red and Green Mash

Put some holiday color on your plate, too, with Red and Green Recipes.

In my opinion, everything goes well with mashed potatoes, especially in the winter when all I want is something warming and heavy and comforting. Serve these two vibrant mashes together alongside any meal and you have instant holiday on a plate.

The Red Mash is stained with bright beet and flavored with goat cheese. The Green Mash is colored with Fines Herbes, a fresh herb blend of chervil, parsley, chives, and tarragon, along with crème fraîche. These mashes are very flavorful, and very potato-y, in that I do not add much by way of milk to loosen them up, which is how I prefer them. But by all means, as I indicate in the procedure, add more warm milk to achieve your desired consistency.

I think this is what Mrs. Claus serves Santa when he gets home on Christmas day.

About the author: Kerry Saretsky is a Serious Eats intern and the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way.

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