This is a rich, magnificent dish, so enjoy it and don't even think about replacing the heavy cream with anything else or skimping on the amount. A sprinkle of lemon zest at the end gives it a bright pop.
Traditional Irish potato pancakes, also known as boxty, are made with a mixture of mashed and grated potatoes for a texture that's part pancake, part hash brown. Serve with Irish Bangers and Sauteed Swiss Chard for a complete St. Patrick's Day meal.
This soup is a meal in itself, filled with winter vegetables and a secret ingredient that adds texture and flavor to the soup: a rind from a piece of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (just remember to remove it before serving). Serve this hearty soup accompanied by crusty bread, like ciabatta.
Try this version of mashed potatoes as an easy and aromatic adaptation of the holiday classic.
For stiffer mashed potatoes, use only 1 cup milk or cream; for richer potatoes, add another 4 tablespoons butter.