Burnt Butter Mashed Potatoes

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This is an elegant twist on your average mashed potatoes and it’s worth the little bit of extra effort.

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Start with 3 1/2lbs of white potatoes. When I’m cooking for the Pie’s family, who are all mashed potato fiends, I generally go with one large potato for each eater.

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I don’t usually peel potatoes before mashing them because I like the texture of the skin but in this case I followed the recipe and peeled them up. Then I chopped them into smaller pieces and chucked them into a large pot with some salted water.

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Simmer the potatoes for at least 25 minutes, or until they’re all soft and you can poke through them with a fork very easily. Drain the potatoes and put them back on the warm element before you start mashing them.

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In a small pot on the side, dump about 1/2 cup butter and turn it to medium heat. Let that melt.

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While it’s melting, add 1 cup milk and 1/4 cup sour cream to your mashed potatoes and mix that in.

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By now your butter should be starting to fizz. Swish it around a bit but leave it alone for a little while longer.

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When it starts to really foam up, you’re nearly there, and you’ll be able to see the butter start to caramelize and turn brown. Remove it from the heat.

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Pour most of the butter into your mashed potatoes and stir to combine.

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Then sculpt them into a nice serving shape and drizzle maybe 2 tablespoons of the butter on top. TADA!

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Author: allythebell

A corgi. A small boy. A sense of adventure. Chaos ensues.

13 thoughts on “Burnt Butter Mashed Potatoes”

  1. Oh my! I love mashed potatoes but this looks amazing. Ultimate comfort food. Great post I’ll need to try this!

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  2. My family (except for my fussy son) love mashed potatoes, this looks super and will definitely be getting tried asap. I also really want to make your Dutch baby pancake recipe but you know how it is … I don’t seem to have stopped recently! Thank you for sharing these!

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  3. Reblogged this on Crafted and commented:
    Just getting back into the swing. Work had me on a travel tear, but landed today — with scads to do — and made a promise to get the blog in order, get the CTW site UP THIS WEEKEND, organize photos from all the product shoots, and take a daily break at 2:30 EVERYDAY for some hot yoga to get me centered. Until the weekend comes and I get all that in order (pray for me, if you pray, and send me good thoughts if you’d rather) some reblogging is in order. Given that tomorrow is another meat-free Friday, these potatoes are just the thing … Nice to see you all again!

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