Quick Mock Mashed Potatoes
|1 15-oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed & well drained
|1 tsp. bouillon paste or 1 cube bouillon, chicken or beef*|
|1/4 tsp. sage|
|1/4 tsp. black pepper|
|2 Tbsp. oil|
|1/2 small onion, chopped|
|1 small clove of garlic, chopped|
|1 small bay leaf|
Place beans, bouillon, sage, and pepper into a food processor. Sauté onion, garlic, and bay leaf in oil until onions are tender, 5-7 minutes. Do not brown vegetables or the garlic will turn bitter. Discard bay leaf. Scrape onion mixture with any excess oil into food processor. Process until smooth. Heat "mock" potatoes in a pan or in microwave until hot. Serves 2.
Variation: use 19-oz. can of beans in place of 15-oz. can. Other kinds of beans will work as well.
*Better than Bouillon™ is the bouillon paste recommended. If using bouillon cubes recipe will be saltier.