Potato Apple Mash and Red Onion Relish

By: Rebecca Robison

Apples add sweetness to the mash and compliment Kurobuta pork beautifully. The caramelized onion relish adds another layer of texture and flavor to the dish.

Ingredients

Potato-Apple Mash

  • 5-6 medium Yukon gold potatoes, skin on, cut in large cubes
  • 3 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • ½ milk or cream

Red Onion Relish

  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, stems removed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Potato-Apple Mash

Place the potatoes and apples in a large saucepan of salted cold water. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook until fork tender then drain.
Return to the pan over medium heat. Add the cream, thyme, salt and pepper and mash together. They will be a bit more textured with the skin on.

Red Onion Relish

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the red onions, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are caramelized and tender, stirring often. Stir in the vinegar and sugar.