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Roasted Garlic and Bourbon Butter for Your Mashed Potatoes

There are, of course, and infinite number of ways to make mashed potatoes. But, there are rules. Rule One: use a hand masher and NEVER use a stand mixer. There is, it turns out, a distinct difference between mashed potatoes and wallpaper paste. Rule Two: be creative. Rule Three: just, just for one night, forget…

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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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