Recipe courtesy of Morgan Hass

Super Rich Mashed Potatoes

Using a meat grinder for mashed potatoes may seem unusual but it's a secret to many great restaurants, rather than smashing the potatoes it cuts them very finely leaving a super fluffy mash with bits of the potato intact making for a great texture. This is ridiculously rich. We love it almost as a sauce as a smear on a plate with vegetables or fish.
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 35 min
  • Cook: 50 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

2 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed

Kosher salt

3/4 cup double cream

2 pounds (2 sticks) unsalted cultured butter, chilled and cut into pieces

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with cold water by about 1 inch and add 2 tablespoons salt. Bring to a boil, uncovered, over high heat, and then reduce the heat to medium-high and simmer briskly until fork tender, about 45 minutes. Drain the potatoes, reserving 1/2 cup of the water.
  2. Hold each potato in a towel or oven mitt (it will be hot) and peel by running a knife over the top; the skin will come off very easily. Quarter the potatoes and pass the through the finest die of the meat grinding attachment on a stand mixer back into the pan (or alternatively, through a ricer or food mill).
  3. When the potatoes are almost done, heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat to just under a simmer. Set aside.
  4. Return the potatoes to the stove over medium heat. Fold in the cream and reserved cooking liquid. Quickly fold in the butter a handful of pieces at a time, letting each addition almost fully melt before adding the next, until fully incorporated; it takes about a minute for each addition. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.