Food - Drink
The Spice That Will Elevate Your Mashed Potatoes
By HALDAN KIRSCH
Mashed potatoes are already the main reason most people are willing to tolerate their families on Thanksgiving day. However, if you want to spread and maintain more warmth in your future Thanksgiving dinners, try adding nutmeg to your mashed potatoes and see what happens.
Nutmeg adds just the right amount of spice and warmth to balance out some of the creaminess without being too overwhelming. The humble spice is often relegated to sweets, pastries, and desserts, but it can also be a great additive to savory dishes, and it often serves as an unexpected compliment to creamier sauces.
Nutmeg is a spice that comes from the seed of the Myristica fragrans, a tropical evergreen tree native to Indonesia. It’s been used for centuries and — besides adding tons of flavor — it’s rich in antioxidants, combats inflammation, and may even benefit heart health.