5 Ingredients or Fewer

Pomme Purée

October 16, 2018
Photo by Rocky Luten
Author Notes

This extra buttery potato side dish (inspired by Joël Robuchon's iconic recipe) is richer, creamier, smoother and, dare I say, better than traditional mashed potatoes. —Grant Melton

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • Serves 8
  • 3 pounds yukon gold potatoes, rinsed and scrubbed
  • Salt
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cloves of garlic, halved
  • 1 pound butter, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground white pepper
In This Recipe
  1. Place the potatoes in a single layer in a large pot. Cover with at least 1-inch of water. Season with one tablespoon of salt. Place over medium heat and let simmer for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife. Once cooked, remove the potatoes from the water to an ice bath and let cool slightly. Discard the water from the pot and wipe clean with a kitchen towel and set back on the stove top.
  2. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, use a paring knife to remove the skins from the potatoes. Put the potatoes through a food mill or potato ricer into a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place the milk into the pot and bring to a simmer. Add the garlic and let it steep for a few minutes or until garlic is a fragrant and beginning to soften slightly. Discard the garlic and turn the heat to low. Using a whisk, whisk in the butter a few chunks at a time until the butter is well incorporated. Once the butter is melted, add in the riced potatoes and, using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir to incorporate. Once smooth, season with two teaspoons of salt and white pepper.
  4. Pour the potatoes into a serving dish and serve hot. If serving later, pour into a casserole dish, cover with foil and keep warm in a 250°F oven until ready to serve.

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Grant Melton is an Emmy Award-Winning Producer of the Rachael Ray Show, food writer and recipe developer. He's a contributor to Food52, Food Network Kitchen and Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine. He loves cookies, cocktails and kindness.