Recipe by Seasonal Spuds
These mash volcanoes are a great way of getting the kids enthused about vegetables as they create the perfect lava eruption for dinner.
- 300g potatoes (Desiree works well, but any creamy all-rounder would do
- 75ml milk
- 20-30g butter
- 30g grated cheese (optional)
- salt and pepper, to season
- Ketchup ‘lava’
- Additional veg to serve – broccoli ‘trees’ and pea ‘boulders’
- Peel the potatoes and chop into chunks. Put into a pan of salted water, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes until soft and tender.
- Towards the end of the potatoes’ cooking time, cook any other veg that you are using.
- Switch off the heat and drain the potatoes through a colander. Return them to the pan for a couple of minutes to dry off any remaining water.
- Put the butter and milk into a microwaveable bowl or cup and heat briefly untilt he milk is warm and the butter is melted.
- Mash the potatoes (or use a potato ricer) until they are smooth. Add the butter and milk mix, mash in and season to taste.
- If you’re adding grated cheese, pop that in and stir through.
- Pile out half the potato mix onto each plate and smooth into a volcano shape.
- Make a well int he centre and add the ketchup lava then arrange the vegetables around the foot of the volcano.
- Serve immediately and be prepared for any eruptions!