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Ultimate Mashed Potatoes
Sides
Date: February 12, 2016
Ingredients:
  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold or Russet Potatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, left whole
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2-3/4 cups half and half, warmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • ¼ cup chives, sliced thin
Preparation Steps:
  1. Peel and cut potatoes into 1 inch chunks and add potatoes to a large saucepan.
  2. Cover with well salted cold water and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are tender.
  4. Drain potatoes completely and return to saucepan.
  5. Mash potatoes with ricer, food mill or potato masher until they are as smooth as you desire.
  6. Start with about 1/2 cup of the half and half and all of the butter. Continue adding half and half until the consistency is just right.
  7. Stir in bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chives.
Notes:

Yields 6-8 Servings

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