Author Notes: While watching an episode of America's Test Kitchen, we used our rewind button a few times to figure out the ingredients of this recipe for aligot, otherwise known as French mashed potatoes. Creamy, cheesy, and decadent, these are hardly your average side dish! —ChrisandAmy
pounds Yukon gold potatoes
water to cover potatoes
cloves garlic, minced
tablespoons unsalted butter
cup whole milk
cup shredded gruyere cheese
cup shredded mozzarella cheese
salt to taste
- Peel the potatoes and cut them in 1/2-inch slices. Place them in a large pot with a tablespoon of salt.
- Add water to cover the potatoes over an inch. Bring to a boil and cook for fifteen minutes. Drain the water.
- Put the potatoes in a food processor with the minced garlic, salt to taste and the butter.
- Pulse a few times, add the milk, and pulse until smooth.
- Return the mixture to your pot and turn heat to medium. Slowly add the cheeses, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon while doing so, over a period of 3-5 minutes, until stretchy consistency is reached.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Most Impressive Dinner Party Side
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Vegetarian Holiday Side