Mashed Russet Potatoes with Cream Cheese
Cream cheese gives these mashed potatoes a deliciously mild tanginess.
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- Yield: Makes about 10 cups
Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2016
- 5 pounds russet potatoes
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 ounces room-temperature cream cheese, cut into small pieces
Place potatoes in a large pot with 2 tablespoons salt and garlic. Add water to cover by 1 inch and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are tender and can be pierced easily with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes.
Drain potatoes and garlic in a colander. Return to pot and cook over medium, stirring frequently, until pale, dry, and a film begins to form on bottom of pot, 2 to 3 minutes. Working in batches, press through a ricer into a large bowl, or mash directly in pot with a potato masher. Cover to keep warm.
In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter. Mix into potatoes, then add cream cheese, stirring until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.