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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

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Garlic cloves, cooked along with the potatoes, give this puree extra body and lots of flavor.



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Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Makes: 6 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds all-purpose potatoes, preferably Yukon Gold (about 6 medium potatoes), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Freshly ground white or black pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Place potatoes and garlic in a large heavy saucepan. Add water to cover and season with salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until potatoes are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat and cook, swirling, until it turns a nutty brown, about 1 minute. Stir in buttermilk and heat until just warm. (Do not overheat or it will curdle.)
  3. When potatoes are done, drain in a colander and return to the pan. Place pan over low heat and shake for about 1 minute to dry potatoes.
  4. Mash the potatoes and garlic with a potato masher, an electric hand-held mixer or by working through a ricer. Add enough of the buttermilk mixture to make a smooth puree. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Tips & Notes

  • Though the exact health benefits of garlic are controversial, there's no doubt that it contains potent disease-fighting phytochemicals.

Nutrition

Per serving: 144 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 2 g fiber; 92 mg sodium; 707 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (48% daily value), Potassium (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 starch


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