Tasty Thursdays: Whipped Potatoes

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I spent mine between my family and my boyfriend's family. What did you all do & any exciting gifts?

New Year's Eve is just around the corner and I'd like to share a recipe this week for Tasty Thursdays, which was a success when I made it for this past Thanksgiving. I love potatoes in any form and was delighted to try this whipped potatoes recipe. I've learned that a food processor's blade makes gluey mashed potatoes while a mixer makes light, fluffy whipped potatoes and so I was curious to see the difference for myself. The following recipe comes from Cook's Corner, which my mom subscribes to, and it serves 8-10 people.

  • 4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled & cut into 1 in. pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) of unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1. Place cut potatoes in colander. Rinse under cold water until water runs clear, about 1 minute. Drain potatoes. Fill Dutch oven with 1 inch water. Bring water to boil. Place steamer basket in Dutch oven and fill with potatoes. Reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, until potatoes are tender, 20-25 minutes. (You can also use a pot with a steamer, which I did, instead of a Dutch oven.)
2.  Heat milk, butter, salt, and pepper in small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisking until smooth, about 3 minutes; cover and keep warm.
3. Pour contents of Dutch oven into colander and return potatoes to dry pot. Stir over low heat until potatoes are thoroughly dried, about 1 minute. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, break potatoes into small pieces on low speed, about 30 seconds. Add milk mixture in steady stream until incorporated. Increase speed to high and whip until potatoes are light and fluffy and no lumps remain, about 2 minutes. Serve.

(I added more pepper later on and ate it with sour cream on the side.)

What are your plans for New Year's Eve?

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SunnyToast said...

never tried whipped potato and thank you for sharing this:)

New year, I'll be joining the street party with friends and with my sister;)

by the way, wishing you a joyous holiday season and smashing new year!

TimeForBlues said...

I wish I could cook... haha ;)
Must have tast delecious! x

yummychunklet said...

Comfort food at its best!

awhite said...

Hi doll! Yummy potato recipe. Glad you had a good holiday.

We're doing the proper huge party downtown for NYE- it's also my birthday, so there is lots to celebrate! :)


Dilan Dilir said...

I make that often so yummie!

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Imogen said...

I LOVE potatoes! best wishes to you for the holidays and the new year.

Slamdunk said...

Whipped potatoes are a stable here during the holidays--yummy.

Glad you had a nice Christmas Audrey and I hope you and the family have a super New Year.

Jalie Chichi said...

it looks really good!! i'm so hungry right now :(( !! Btw, I'm your newest follower!!! cheers, xx


Yeasol said...

oooo potatoes are totally my favorite non-healthy-vegetable :)
and this looks delish!!! I should whip some up and indulge one last time in 2012 :)


<3 Yeasol from theferrytale

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