My Mother’s Hedgehog mashed Potato

mashed potatoes, hedge hog
I was greatly influenced by my mother who went to culinary school. She taught me many tips and tricks about food art, and how to make fancy mashed potatoes.

The finished product should resemble a Hedgehog, in German it is called an Igel

Serve with Bavarian Pork Roast from my Childhood or Beef Rouladen


My Mother’s Hedgehog mashed Potato

My Mother’s Hedgehog mashed Potato
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 5 peeled potatoes, boiled
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 Juniper berry and 2 cloves for decoration
  • 2 medium onions and butter for frying for decoration


  • Slice the onions and fry them in butter until browned, but not burned.
  • Boil potatoes
  • Mix all ingredients, except onions with a hand mixer
  • Place the mashed potatoes on an oval platter.
  • Decorate to make it look like a hedgehog


Make a form of a critter. Eyes are cloves, a juniper berry or pepper corn is the nose. It should resemble a Hedgehog

Cut up the onions, fry them in butter until brown, but not burned.

Boil potatoes, then mix all ingredients, except onions with a hand mixer

Goes great with Bavarian Pork Roast. Click on picture  for recipe


Bavarian pork roast, Krustenbraten. Schweinebraten
Bavarian pork roast,

I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with or tasted while traveling in Europe. To read my newest Blog please "Follow" me on the right by entering your email address, or press „Like“ on the Facebook tab

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