Quark and caraway mash

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Slow Cook Modern

Slow Cook Modern

By Liana Krissoff

Published 2017

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If you don’t have quark on hand, use plain Greek yogurt or labneh.


  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled, if desired, and cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • cup (165 ml) quark
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter



Put the potatoes, caraway, and 1 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain in a colander (some of the caraway will be washed away, but that’s fine), return to the pan, and mash in the quark and butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.