Sunday, September 7, 2008

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

I absolutely love mashed potatoes. I often pass them up on a weeknight dinner in the interest of saving time. For the holidays, I love to make Julia Child's garlic mashed potatoes. They are made from potatoes mixed with a garlic infused cream. Absolutely heavenly. After finding this wonderful recipe in the Everyday Food Cookbook, we will now be enjoying homemade mashed potatoes more often. These were easy to make and definitely the show stopper of my chicken marsala dinner. They are definitely an everyday mashed potato!

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Source: Everyday Food Cookbook

Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes (4 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • Snipped chives for garnish, optional
  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil; add 1 tablespoon salt, and cook until potatoes are very tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Drain; place in a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher, then add buttermilk and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Mash until smooth and combined. If desired, garnish with snipped chives.

1 comment:

Joelen said...

Yum - what a great variation to standard mashed potatoes!