Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy
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Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 5 pounds russet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste (I used ½ teaspoon each kosher salt and pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped + more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter, to top
  1. Peel and cube potatoes. They should be in 1 inch cubes for even cooking.
  2. Place in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium, to maintain a rolling boil. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender.
  3. On low heat, melt butter in a sauce pan with the heavy cream (do not boil).
  4. Drain the potatoes and push thru a potato ricer (or smash very well)
  5. Add in the butter and heavy cream. Gently fold in the chives, season with salt and pepper.
  6. Garnish with more chives and melted butter
  7. Enjoy
Recipe by Amanda's Plate at