From lobster to walnuts to gruyere, you won’t believe what chefs are smashing into their high-end mashed potatoes. Here are five recipes to upgrade winter’s favorite dish.
For many of us, the recent cold snap served as a bitter taste of winter to come. So after reaching into the backs of our closets for coats, hats, and musty scarves, we reached to the backs of our recipe boxes for dishes that counteract the chilly grayness. First dish on the makes-it-all-better list: mushy, heavenly mashed potatoes. Warm, rich, creamy smashies always makes us feel almost glad that it’s so cold and wet outside. Made with butter and cream, and maybe some garlic or herbs, served with roast chicken or braised meat, or in a bowl all by its lonesome, there are few foods that can compete for best cold-weather comfort food.
Here are five recipes for the perfect mashed potatoes.
Old-Fashioned Mashed Potatoes 101 by Rick Rodgers This is the blueprint for perfect classic mashed potatoes.
Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic by Anna Thomas Roasted garlic adds a beautiful sweetness and depth to simple mashed potatoes.
Mashed Potatoes Aligote by Jean-Georges Vongerichten This is a very sophisticated version of cheese-laced mashed potatoes. It ups the ante for comfort food.
Lobster Mashed Potatoes by Sheila Lukins These are mashed potatoes at their richest. Big chunks of lobster peek through mounds of creamy potatoes. It can be a side dish, or a decadent main course.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Leeks, Peas, and Walnuts by Nava Atlas Like smashies of the Bizarro World, these mashed sweet potatoes boast a beautiful orange color with bits of bright green from the peas and a satisfying crunch from the walnuts.
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