I am in love with anything with horseradish in it… cheese, mustards, etc. And to show my appreciation towards horseradish, I decided to create this pastelón. It’s really a clean-your-fridge recipe… but delicious in its own right. Confirmed by my friend Jonathan, who was my guinea-pig for the day…
HORSERADISH POTATO PASTELÓN
About 2 lbs of potatoes – russet or red-skinned potatoes work well here 4 tbs of butter ¼ cup of milk 1 tbs grain mustard 1 tbs prepared horseradish ½ yellow onion, chopped finely 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup of shredded carrots ½ cup of broccoli, cut into small pieces ¼ cup of grated Parmesan Cheese Olive oil Himalayan Pink Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
- Boil the potatoes in salted water in a medium sized pot. I tend to just put enough water to only cover half of the potatoes. That way they boil and part steam and cook faster in my experience than if you submerge them all in water.
- While the potatoes cook, we prepare the vegetable filling… In a medium skillet over medium heat we add a bit of olive oil and sauté the chopped onions and garlic for a few minutes. Add the shredded carrots and mix well with the onions and cook until the carrots and onions soften, about 3-4 minutes. Lastly, add the broccoli florets, mix in with the rest of the ingredients and let cook for about 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Then turn off the stove and let the broccoli cook with the residual heat from the skillet.
- When the potatoes are cooked and fork tender, drain the water and mash the potatoes in the same pot you cooked them and add the butter, milk and mash them well with a potato masher. Add the mustard and horseradish. Season with Salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Mix it all in well.
- Spray a glass baking dish with Canola Oil spray and place 1/3 of the potato mixture at the bottom of the dish and spread it all as evenly as possible. On top, add the vegetable mixture in one even layer. Lastly, top with the remainder of the potato mixture. Finish with a layer of sprinkled parmesan cheese on top.
- Bake in a 350F oven for about 30 minutes until the cheesy top has a nice golden brown crust.