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Fluffiest Ever Mashed Potatoes

We're in love with these fluffy, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth mashed potatoes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs potatoes (we prefer Yukons, but Russets or Reds also work fine)
  • ½ cup butter (or more)
  • cup cream
  • salt (to taste)
  • chives (optional)
  • pepper (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into ½” chunks. Place them in a large pot and add cold water to an inch above the potatoes. Cover and bring to a gentle boil. Test for doneness at 20 minutes. A fork should easily go through the potato.
  • Drain and let sit for 3-5 mins until a bit of steam evaporates.
  • THE SECRET STEP: Do not mash these mashed potatoes! Pass the potatoes through a wire mesh strainer, using a wooden spoon to push them through. The result will be fluffier by far than anything you have ever experienced. OK, not fluffier than kittens, but you get our drift.
  • Heat the butter and cream over gentle heat and add, gently stirring with a wooden spoon or spatula to incorporate. Taste, then add salt and pepper (and if you like, a sprinkle of chives) to taste. DO NOT overmix or your silky potatoes will go starchy.

Notes

Try these perfect potatoes with our Shiitake Miso Gravy!