Herbed Mashed Potatoes Recipe
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 4 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- coarse salt
- 1 3/4 cups half-and-half
- 4 Tbs (1/2 stick) butter
- 2 Tbs chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
- 2 Tbs chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish
WHAT YOU DO:
Place potatoes in a large pot; cover with cold water by 1 inch, and add 1 tsp salt.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until potatoes are tender, 15-18 minutes. Drain; return potatoes to pot.
Stir potatoes over medium heat until dry (a film of starch will form on bottom of pot), about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
In a small saucepan, combine half-and-half and butter; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Pour half of hot liquid over potatoes. Mash just until smooth, adding more liquid to reach desired consistency. Stir in parsley and chives; season with salt. Garnish with more herbs.
MAKE-AHEAD OPTION: Prepare mashed potatoes without herbs, up to 1 day ahead; and refrigerate. Reheat in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water, then stir in herbs.
recipe adapted from MarthaStewart.com