Velvety Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Cream, butter and Yukon gold potatoes make magic in the kitchen.
Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Photo by: Robyn Mackenzie

Robyn Mackenzie

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Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence


1 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled
kosher salt
freshly-ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil (optional)


1. Warm cream with the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts. Set aside.
2. Put potatoes in a medium saucepan with cold water to cover.
3. Bring to boil and add one teaspoon of salt.
4. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until potatoes are very tender. Drain.
5. Pass the potatoes through a food mill or a ricer into a large mixing bowl.
6. Stir in the warm cream and butter mixture until the cream is absorbed and the mixture is smooth.
7. Season potatoes with salt and pepper.
8. Finish them off by stirring in olive oil, if desired.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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