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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yield

Makes 6 servings

Smash potatoes chunky and rustic, or mash them silky smooth.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 225°. Place potatoes in a large saucepan with cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and spread potatoes in a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan. Bake 15 minutes.

  2. Bring milk and butter to a simmer over medium heat. (Do not boil.)

  3. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Add hot milk mixture; mash potatoes with a potato masher. Slowly add buttermilk, mashing to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.