On April 1st (the Assyrian New Year) I blogged about some homemade foods I love, but I didn't give you all the recipes.
Today, I share with you one of my favorite side dishes: marchalous. (mar-CHA-loose). It's basically a mashed potato dish made with semi-caramelized onions and olive oil. Super creamy and a hint of sweetness from the onions. Delicious!
Just keep adding olive oil until the potatoes are super silky smooth. Don't be skured, it'll take quite a bit. For the two medium/large potatoes I used I'd say it was (at least?) 1/4 cup. Could have been a little more or a lot more. I dunno. I don't wanna know...
All I know is that they were delicious.
1 large onion
2 medium potatoes
paprika (at least 1/2 TBSP I'd say; enough to coat the onions)
salt and pepper
olive oil (1/4+ cups)
1. Chop onions and sauté until soft and slightly caramelized.
2. While onions are cooking, bring the potatoes to a boil (starting with cold water) and cook until the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife or a fork. (They can be whole or chopped).
3. Add paprika to the cooked onions. If done before the potatoes, remove from heat and set aside.
4. Mix together onions + cooked potatoes. Mash together.
5. Add salt and pepper and olive oil, a bit at a time, until the potatoes are silky smooth.