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Mashed Potatoes With Thyme-Lemon Butter

Lemon and thyme give these potatoes color and zip. Make the flavored butter ahead of time to save a step on the big day.

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 10 people

Recipe Ingredients

10 tablespoons 150mlButter - (1 1/4 sticks) - room temperature
4 teaspoons 20mlMinced fresh thyme
1 tablespoon 15mlMinced lemon peel - (yellow part only)
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
4 lbs 1816g / 64ozRusset potatoes - peeled, and
  Cut into 2" pieces
1 1/2 cups 355mlHalf-and-half

Recipe Instructions

Mix butter, thyme, and lemon in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. (Butter can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before using.)

Place potatoes in large pot. Add enough cold water to cover. Bring to boil. Cover partially and cook until potatoes are very tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Return potatoes to same pot and mash.

Heat half-and-half in small saucepan over medium heat until hot; stir into potatoes. Set aside 2 tablespoons thyme-lemon butter. Mix remaining butter into potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer mashed potatoes to large bowl. Top with 2 tablespoons butter and serve.

This recipe yields 10 servings.

Bon Appetit, November 2001


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