Servings: Serves 6
Place potatoes in a steamer basket over 1 inch simmering water. Cover and steam until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
In a saucepan, mash half of the potatoes with a potato masher. Add remaining potatoes, butter, crème fraîche, fleur de sel (or kosher salt) and pepper. Gently stir to combine.
Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl. Garnish with crème fraîche, basil, and chives.
Recommended ingredient: Fleur de sel is available online at chefshop.com or at specialty food markets.
From the April 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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