Herbed Mashed Potatoes

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Herbed Mashed Potatoes

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Number of Servings: 
4-6 people as a side
Recipe Source: 

Erik Oberholtzer      

Ingredients: 
  • 4 medium Yukon gold potatoes

  • 1 c good extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, oven roasted until tender

  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

  • 1/2 c chives, finely chopped

  • 1/2 c Italian parsley, finely chopped 

  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Directions: 
  1. Bake the potatoes cooked until fork tender.  

  2. Peel and mash with a fork.  

  3. Add remaining ingredients while continuing to mash.

  4. Adjust flavor with salt and pepper to taste.  

  5. Serve immediately or reheat in a pan when ready.

Tips for the perfect mashed potatoes:

  • The trick to good mashed potato is picking a good potato. I like Yukon Golds for the sweeter creamier flavor and texture.

  • To get a great texture, use a ricer.

  • When mashing, don’t want to overwork the potato because it will can get a gooey, gummy texture.