Monday, August 30, 2010

Buttermilk Garlic Mashed Potatoes

3 lbs potatoes, preferably Yukon Gold, peeled & cut into 2" chunks
6 T. butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. snipped fresh chives
1 1 /4 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
3/4 c. buttermilk
Whole fresh chives, optional

In large pot over high heat combine potatoes with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil; cook until potatoes are tender, about 25 - 30 min. drain; set aside. in same pot melt butter over low heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in chives, salt and pepper. Add potatoes; beat or mash until smooth. Gradually beat in buttermilk, 1/4 c. at a time, until smooth and creamy. Serve garnished with whole fresh chives if desired.

Makes 8 servings

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