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Classic Mashed Potatoes

Classic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients (4)

  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold or Russet Burbank potatoes
  • 2 3/4 sticks (11 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 5 scallions, thinly sliced (optional)
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories639
  • Fat52.14g
  • Saturated fat32.85g
  • Trans fat1.7g
  • Carbs40.39g
  • Fiber4.99g
  • Sugar2.54g
  • Protein5.57g
  • Cholesterol147.97mg
  • Sodium29.37mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (6 servings) Powered by

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With cream and lots of butter.

Game plan: Don’t add cold butter and cream to your potatoes, or you’ll end up with cold mashers. Both ingredients should be at room temperature prior to being added.

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Instructions

  1. 1Peel potatoes, cut them into large pieces (about 2-inch cubes), and place them in a large pot with heavily salted water and bring to a slow boil over medium-high heat.
  2. 2While potatoes are cooking, cut butter into small cubes and set aside.
  3. 3When potatoes are fork tender, drain well and return to pot; let sit for 5 minutes to dry out. Transfer potatoes to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. With the mixer on low, add butter and cream until potatoes are smooth. Stir in scallions, if using, and season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
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