Perfect Mashed Potatoes

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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

  1. 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.
  2. Place the cream and milk in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  3. 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.
  4. When ready to serve, garnish with snippets of chives and a drizzle of olive oil.
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