Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 pounds thin-skinned potatoes, such as yellow finns or yukon golds, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks if large
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus 1/2 teaspoon
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, warmed (not hot)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Place the potatoes and 1 teaspoon of the salt in a medium saucepan, add enough water to cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to moderate and simmer until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, about 45 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water.

Return the potatoes to the pan and set over low heat, uncovered, for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, to let the potatoes dry out a little (too much moisture will dilute their flavor). For the smoothest potatoes, pass them through a food mill. For a slightly coarser puree, mash with a potato masher or fork or use a hand mixer.

Beat the buttermilk into the potatoes with a wooden spoon until thoroughly incorporated. If you prefer even creamier potatoes, add a little of the reserved cooking liquid. Beat in the butter, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and plenty of pepper.

Serve at once, or keep the potatoes warm, covered, in a double boiler over hot water for up to 1 hour.

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