Share “Great turkeys need equally great classic...”

Great turkeys need equally great classic sides

ALISON LADMAN
The Associated Press
Modified: November 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm •  Published: November 13, 2012
Advertisement

The turkey may be the centerpiece, but a classic Thanksgiving dinner simply isn't complete without a bevy of traditional sides. To accompany our cider-brined bird, we went with a gently sweet cranberry sauce cooked with peaches for a delicate texture and fruitiness to balance the tart berries. For the mashed potatoes, we kept it basic ? sour cream, butter and chives ? but delicious.

And because you can never have enough carbs at Thanksgiving (Stuffing! Mashed potatoes! Rolls! Cranberry sauce!), we added a second variety of potatoes ? herb-crusted sweet potatoes.

___

PEACH CRANBERRY SAUCE

Start to finish: 15 minutes

Servings: 6

12-ounce bag fresh cranberries

10-ounce bag frozen peaches, chopped

Zest and juice of 2 oranges

3/4 cup sugar

Pinch salt

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries pop and the mixture has reduced to a thick sauce, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool.

Nutrition information per serving: 130 calories; 0 calories from fat (0 percent of total calories); 0 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 33 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 30 g sugar; 1 g protein; 25 mg sodium.

___

SOUR CREAM AND CHIVE MASHED POTATOES

Start to finish: 45 minutes

Servings: 8

4 pounds red potatoes

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup sour cream

Salt and ground black pepper

1/3 cup chopped fresh chives

Peel half of the potatoes. Place of the potatoes in a large pot, then add enough water to cover them by 1 inch. Cover the pan and set over medium-high. Bring the water to a simmer and cook until tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Thoroughly drain the potatoes, then return them to the pot.

Set the pot over low heat and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, shaking or stirring the potatoes to dry them. Using a masher, roughly mash the potatoes, then stir in the butter and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper, then stir in the chives.

Continue reading this story on the...


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Dispute: Was Cecil the lion's brother, Jericho, killed?
  2. 2
    An Oklahoma Immigrant's Experience, Recast As Noir, In 'Dragonfish'
  3. 3
    Summer well spent: Youths shadow professionals in mentoring program
  4. 4
    Norman residents disturbed after seeing vulgar, racist graffiti on homes, vehicles
  5. 5
    Vinita police chief: Extreme sunburn case still under investigation, drawing international media...
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS