Parsnip Mashed Potatoes with Fresh Chives
Student Chef: Henry Ramos-Cruz
Henry Ramos-Cruz, a culinary arts student at Lake Washington Technical Institute in Kirkland, created this elegant but easy mashed potato recipe for the Student Recipe Contest and placed in the top six. The judges raved about the combination of parsnips with ever-popular mashed potatoes and praised the flavorful addition of fresh tarragon. Henry’s ambitions are clear cut – to be a sous chef by the time he turns 25 and, after 5 years, to have his own restaurant, either Italian or Mexican.