A delicious, buttery and decadent mashed potato recipe that will definitely be a hit at your next gathering.
Course: Side Dish
12 medium Yukon gold potatoes or golden potatoesskins are left on for this recipe. You can remove them if your prefer.
1/2cupheavy whipping cream
1tbspkosher saltplus more to taste
1tspfresh cracked pepper
1small bunch of chiveschopped up finely
Fill a large pot with water and place on the stove.
Clean your potatoes and cut into large quarters of the same size. Some of the potatoes may need extra cutting if they are larger than others. Just make sure your cut potatoes are all the same size so they cook evenly.
Place your cut potatoes into the pot of water and bring to a boil.
Once the potatoes have come to a boil, reduce heat to medium high and cook until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork and they look like they are just barely starting to come apart.
Drain your potatoes when they are done cooking and place back into the pot they cooked in, about 15-25 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes.
Place the pot over the hot (but turned off burner) that the potatoes cooked on and toss them around a few times to allow some of the water in the potatoes to evaporate.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt your butter and cream together then put aside.
Remove your potatoes from the stove.
With a potato masher, mash up your potatoes well until it starts to look somewhat smooth.
Now pour half of your butter and cream mixture into the pot with the potatoes and with the potato masher, mix it in to the potatoes.
Once the cream and butter mixture is mixed in, add your salt, pepper and half of the remaining cream and butter mixture.
Now add 1/2 of your chopped chives.
Mix well again and then taste for seasoning. Potatoes soak up salt so you may want to add more at this point.
Place your mashed potatoes into a large bowl.
With the back of a large spoon, make a swirl around the top of the mashed potatoes. This is a small well to pour in the remaining butter and cream.
Now carefully drizzle the remaining butter mixture over your potatoes.
Sprinkle with your remaining chives.
If you want to make these ahead of time, see tips above in this post about the best way to do this.