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Chive Mashed Potatoes



Chive mashed potatoes are a great alternative to the conventional potato dishes. While is true that most potato recipes taste remarkably well when done properly this one adds a different twist by giving an extra boost to the regular flavor. Mashed potatoes have always been an important part of many meals around the world. They can be eaten as a part of an everyday lunch and dinner or be the main course of a reunion. 

The basic mashed potatoes are fairly good, of course, when mixed with the right ingredients it can become much more. Sometimes the combination of the potatoes with onions or garlic is enough to turn them into a more elaborated dish. The chive mashed potatoes use the strong flavor of garlic and gentle touch of chives to produce an adequate balance in the recipe.

Have you ever tried this recipe? If not, this is your chance to try.


Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 6


Ingredients:

  • 9 Russet potatoes (peeled)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlic (lightly crushed)
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • pepper (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in small pieces.

  2. Then, put the potatoes into the pot, cover them with water and add a little salt.

  3. Boil the potatoes until they potatoes are tender, for 20 to 30 minutes. Do not cover the pot.

  4. When ready, drain well.

  5. Combine the butter, heavy cream and garlic in a small pot and cook in low heat.

  6. Then, mash the potatoes with a potato masher or a fork.

  7. Add the sauce to the mashed potatoes very slowly until the potatoes are soft and fluffy.

  8. Then season with pepper to taste and add the chives.


In order to successfully create the dish is of the utmost importance to use the right type of potatoes which are the Russet. This variety of potatoes is known for its soft texture, making it the appropriate one for squashing and mashing resulting in a delectable dish. As you add the garlic into the mix, remember to crush it slightly before so that it can blend better with the other ingredients.

In the final step as use some pepper and the chopped chives over the potatoes; distribute them evenly so every part is properly seasoned and ready to be served.


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