Cook Mashed Potatoes in 3 Ways

Learn three new takes that elevate your classic mashed potato recipe.



Mashed potatoes are a reliable crowd-pleaser but that doesn't mean you can't add new flavor profiles to it. Try one of these three variations on a classic:



Herbs and Bacon

Adding bacon to mashed potatoes is a no-brainer!


400 grams potatoes, cut in chunks
¼ cup bacon strips, cooked to a crisp
1 onion, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh mixed herbs, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

1 Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain and keep warm.

2 Using a whisk, gently crush the potatoes but do not mash. Mix well.

3 To the cooked bacon, add onions, then cooked potatoes. Add olive oil, herbs, and seasoning. Mix with potatoes.



Pommes Duchesse

A French variation of mashed potato.


1 kilo potatoes, cut in chunks
2 tablespoons butter
2 egg yolks
salt and pepper to taste



1 Peel, boil, and mash the potatoes.

2 Mix in butter, then the egg yolks. Season with salt and pepper.

3 Using a pastry bag, pipe mixture onto a lightly greased baking pan.

4 Bake at 400ºF (200ºC) until lightly browned.



Mashed Potato with Garlic and Chives

Herbs add more dimension to this classic comfort food.


1 kilo potatoes, peeled
2 cloves garlic, peeled
½ teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons warm milk
8 tablespoons soft
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chives, chopped

1 Place potatoes in a pot, with enough water to cover the potatoes. Mix in salt and garlic, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.


2 Put the potatoes and boiled garlic cloves through a potato ricer and into a bowl.


3 Stir in milk and butter using a whisk. (Don’t overwhisk or the potatoes will become
gluey.) Season with salt and pepper.


4 Stir in chives and serve.




Truffle Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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