I love mashed potatoes (I put ketchup on mine, people think that’s weird), but I don’t love the pounds of butter and cream that are usually in them. These have no butter at all, and they taste awesome. I was too lazy to roast garlic to mix in, so I used a little garlic powder instead and they were still really good. I happen to have a pot of fresh chives in the kitchen, so I used those, but this recipe would still be just fine with only salt and pepper.
This was also the first time I used my potato ricer. I love it!
makes 3-4 servings
1.5 lbs potatoes (I used small white ones, but Yukon Golds are great!)
3 cups unsalted chicken broth (vegetable broth would work too)
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
pinch garlic powder
2 tsp chopped fresh chives
Cut the potatoes in quarters and put in a large saucepan.
Add the broth, and boil for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
Drain, reserving the broth.
Put the potatoes through a potato ricer (or just mash them up), and beat in about 1/2 cup of broth with a wooden spoon. Add a little more broth if needed to make the texture creamier.
Stir in the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chives.
Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary.