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Thanksgiving is upon us once again, and celiac.com is again offering gluten-free information, tips and recipes to help make your gluten-free Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations a smooth and delicious success!
Celiac.com 11/22/2012 - Thanksgiving is upon us once again, and celiac.com is again offering gluten-free information, tips and recipes to help make your gluten-free Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations a smooth and delicious success!
If you are planning a gluten-free turkey dinner at home, these helpful tips will make your work easier:
Here's a recipe for a delicious variation on traditional mashed potatoes:
5 large russet potatoes (about 4½ pounds), peeled and cut into chunks
1 head of garlic (8-10 cloves), roasted
1 cup fresh cream, warmed
¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Use a knife to cut off 1/4 to a 1/2 inch of the top of cloves, exposing the individual cloves of garlic. Drizzle lightly with olive oil, and wrap in foil. Place in oven at 400 degrees F, and roast for about 30 minutes, until cloves are soft.
While garlic is roasting, wash and peel potatoes and cut into 6 chunks each.
Add 1 teaspoon of salt to a large pot of water, add potatoes and boil until the potatoes are soft (about 25-30 minutes).
When garlic is soft, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Once cool, place garlic on a plate and use a wooden spoon to squeeze roasted garlic out of the clove.
When potatoes are done, strain them into a colander and let stand for 5 minutes to allow them to steam dry over the pot they were cooked in.
Mash the potatoes.
Stir in the cream, butter, roasted garlic, thyme and chives, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
For a sure-fire dessert hit, serve up some Classic Gluten-free Holiday Pumpkin Pie.
Round out your gluten-free dinner with gluten-free side dishes from Celiac.com's extensive listing of gluten-free recipes. Meanwhile, be sure to check out these other gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes that will help make your holiday dinner a success:
Whether you plan on dining at home, dining out, or dining at a friend or relative's house, check these web sites for helpful gluten-free tips and information: