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Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Photo: Jan Smith
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
In class, Breslin points out the differences among potato varieties. Yukon gold potatoes lend a buttery color and flavor, and they are great for mashing.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Nutrition Information

  • calories 187
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 6.3 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 4.3 g
  • carbohydrate 27.7 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 17 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 215 mg
  • calcium 24 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender; drain.

  2. Combine whole milk and butter in a small saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat until butter melts. Remove milk mixture from heat.

  3. Return potatoes to pan; mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Add milk mixture, salt, and pepper, stirring until well combined. Stir in chopped fresh chives.