Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Ease of Preparation: Easy
- 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into medium dice
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed
- Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
Special equipment: a potato ricer
Put the potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover and generously season with salt.
Bring to a boil and continue to cook until the potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes, then drain in a colander.
Pour the milk and buttermilk into the still-warm saucepan (and add the butter, leaving the pan off the heat. When the butter has completely melted, run the potatoes though a potato ricer into the pan. Stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt and some white pepper.
Watch Lovely Bites Saturdays at 12 p.m. ET/PT, or stream full episodes on the Watch OWN app.