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The Ultimate Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Added: Thursday, November 8, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Start with a great mashing potato, like Yukon gold.
unsalted butter
2 tablespoons of cream
2 tablespoons of milk,
1 tablespoon of olive oil,
little salt,
grated nutmeg,
ground white pepper.


Directions:
Directions:

2. Boil 2 to 3 potatoes, with the skin on, in salted water for about 18 minutes, until they are easily pierced with a fork, then strain and peel them.

3. Melt 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter in a sauté pan over medium-low heat, and cook until the butter is light brown and smells nutty. .
4. Then whisk in 2 tablespoons of cream, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and a little salt, grated nutmeg, and ground white pepper.

5. Mash the potatoes with a fork and stir the hot liquid into the mash.

The beauty of mashed potatoes is that you can do lots of variations. This is where it gets fun:



4. Then whisk in 2 tablespoons of cream, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and a little salt, grated nutmeg, and ground white pepper.

5. Mash the potatoes with a fork and stir the hot liquid into the mash.

The beauty of mashed potatoes is that you can do lots of variations. This is where it gets fun:

Try adding cheese -- say, 2 tablespoons of grated Dutch gouda, Vermont cheddar, goat cheese, or Parmesan.
Or, for a Japanese twist add a touch of wasabi.
If you want to get really creative, you could follow the recipe above, using half potato and half parsnip, and add 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar with the butter and cream.
You can even create a mash using no potatoes for a wonderful side dish that serves up sweet and sour flavors -- replace the potatoes with half celery root and half Granny Smith apples, and stir in chopped thyme in the final step.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The most important thing about them is their texture -- if you don't mash them enough, they are too chunky, but if you stir them too much, they are glue-y. With a little care, though, you can easily create the ultimate mashed potato.

 

 

 

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