Potato

Mr. L's Mashed Potatoes

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January 13, 2014

Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.

Today: The best way to make mashed potatoes. Period.

Mr. L's mashed potatoes fromFOod52

I know that you think you have the best method for making mashed potatoes, and I am here to inform you that you're mistaken.

The upside is that I've got you covered with Mr. L's Mashed Potatoes. I discovered this recipe over the holidays and have become mildly obsessed, because somehow this recipe manages to circumvent or cover the prevailing sins of the mashed potatoes -- gummy, overworked etc -- and has tremendous flavor. I love that you cook your tubers with rosemary. The mix of sour cream and buttermilk is both sinful and divine. Small nit: I am not wild about the texture of whole peppercorns; the second time I made them I just went crazy heavy with freshly ground black pepper. 

Mr. L's mashed potatoes from Food52

Mr. L's Mashed Potatoes by La452

Serves 4

3 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
1/2 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
2 large rosemary sprigs
3 to 5 cloves garlic (depending how big they are)

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photo by James Ransom

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5 Comments

mariaraynal January 21, 2014
These are excellent mashed potatoes, and Mr. L, aargersi's charming husband, is pretty fantastic, too.
 
Cheva68 January 20, 2014
Hyperbole gets my back up. <br />
 
Bill F. January 19, 2014
I use a Potato ricer,hand masher or a food mill to mash my potatoes.They come finish with a creamy texture .I no longer use a handheld mixer.
 
mary S. January 13, 2014
I can't find mt recipes and or profile/
 
mary S. January 19, 2014
never mind, I got it. Senior moments, oh hell, if only!