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The Science of Mashed Potatoes: Why Robuchon’s Recipe Works [Don’t Skimp on the Butter!]

You know that you cannot have Christmas dinner without mashed potatoes. You could to it, but it would be wrong. Yeah, you can do scalloped and cheesed and God-knows-what but you have to have them mashed. There’s a consensus that the best recipe comes from Joel Robuchon. I’ve blogged those here before but I found…

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Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes Thanks to Joel Robuchon

If you need mashed potatoes today, Thanksgiving, and who doesn’t, then this is the best recipe. The best. I love this recipe because it combines metric and English measurement units. Just what you need to worry about with all the bustle today. So, as an act of kindness, 500 grams of potatoes is  1.1 pounds.…

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Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a staple for many of us. Topped with butter and gravy, it’s a key comfort food. Mashed potatoes are almost never boring. But, … Well, sometimes you do want those mashed wonders but you want them different. This recipe is defines that different and delicious. With one cup of goat cheese added,…

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Ultimate Mashed Potatoes by Joel Robuchon

Saying some food thing is “the best” is a lightning rod for controversy. Except here. There is no question that Joel Robuchon, one of the greatest chefs of all time, created the ultimate recipe for mashed potatoes. Because of the techniques involved, sometimes this recipe is called potato puree. The success of this recipe depends…

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