Who doesn’t love a heaping side order of mashed potatoes for dinner? Hands down, mashed potatoes are one of our favorite comfort foods. There are so many ways to enjoy it, and personally, we love them thick and fluffy with lots of buttery goodness (oh my). It’s also fun when a famous chef takes a simple recipe and puts their own spin to it. Today, we're putting our own spin to that recipe by making a vegan version of Michelin star chef, the late Robuchon’s world famous mashed potatoes (we hope we did him justice!).
This recipe was modified from The Guardian, Joël Robuchon's best mashed potatoes in the world – recipe.
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25-30 minutes
- 2 pounds of potatoes, scrubbed and unpeeled (rattes potatoes work best, but any would be fine!)
- A pinch of Kosher salt
- 1 stick of Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Butter, diced and kept chilled until use
- 8 1/2 ounces Malk Unsweetened Almond Milk (or your favorite milk alternative)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Place potatoes in a large pot with 8 1/2 cups of cold water and a pinch of Kosher salt. Bring water to a simmer, then cover with a lid. Cook for about 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are nice and tender. Remove pot from the stovetop, drain, and peel the potatoes. Let cool before moving on (just enough time for a quick ice cream break, amirite?).
- Once cooled, put potatoes through a potato ricer or food mill (you can also mash by hand if you like your mashed potatoes a bit thicker), and place back into pot. Heat pot over medium heat and stir for 5 more minutes.
- Add milk to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat immediately, careful not to burn the milk (or yourself!)
- Meanwhile, lower heat and place pot of potato back on the stovetop. Add the chilled butter little by little, stirring until smooth and creamy (so close now, we can almost taste it).
- Then, add the milk and continue to stir until all ingredients are well blended.
- Turn off the heat. Add salt and pepper for taste. Licking the spoon is optional, but highly recommended.
For a light purée, finish mixing with a whisk. Serve and enjoy!
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