Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Snipped chives, for garnish
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
Directions
  • Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water by 2 inches. Add 1 tablespoon of salt, bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 25 minutes.

  • Place the cream and milk in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat.

  • Drain the potatoes well and get out any additional water. Process them in batches through a ricer set over a large bowl. Fold in the butter and stir in the warm cream/milk mixture in parts until you achieve a smooth and velvety consistency. Season the mashed potatoes well with salt and pepper. Keep warm in a covered bowl set over a simmering pot of water.

  • When ready to serve, garnish with snippets of chives and a drizzle of olive oil.


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