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Homestyle Mashed Potatoes With Chives

on April 1, 2014

Homestyle Mash Potatoes

I guess my favorite tool has to be the food mill, for two reasons. First, because it was passed down to me from my Nana, second, you just can’t beat it for making the best Homestyle Mashed Potatoes With Chives ever!

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Prep Time: 15 minutes (time includes peeling and dicing the potatoes)
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
Equipment: 6-quart stockpot, 3-quart saucepot large mixing bowl, food mill, hand-held electric mixer

Ingredients:
3 pounds of potatoes, Yukon Gold
Kosher salt (to salt boiling water)
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 stick unsalted butter (6 tablespoons)
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons of fresh chopped chives, finely chopped (optional, can substitute fresh dill or Italian flat-leaf parsley)

Directions:
In a large stockpot add the whole unpeeled potatoes, cover with cold tap water. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Liberally salt the water. Boil for 10 minutes, turn the heat off and let them sit in the hot water for another 10 to 15 minutes or until fork-tender. Remove the potatoes and let them cool until they can be handled. Using a pairing knife remove the skins (scraping the skins with the knife) and dice into 1-inch cubes.

In a small saucepot, heat the half-and-half and butter until the butter is melted.

On top of a large mixing bowl set up the food mill, start processing the potatoes through the mill.
Start off in turning the food mill in one direction, stop, then turn in the opposite direction to clean the blades. After all the potatoes have passed through the food mill, take your hand-held electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, on low speed, slowly pour in the hot half-and-half/butter mixture. Next, add the softened cream cheese,  Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and finely chopped chives. With the electric hand-held mixer again on low speed, whisk to incorporate the cream cheese and chives. Serve my Homestyle Mashed Potatoes With Chives hot.

 

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