Irish Mashed Potatoes

Irish Mashed Potatoes
Irish Mashed Potatoes

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

25

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    lbs. Yokon Gold potatoes,peeled,cut in 2" pices,8 cups

  • 2

    leeks,white and light green parts only,halved lengthwise

  • 8

    Tbsps. butter

  • 1

    / tsp. salt

  • 1/4

    tsp. cayenne

  • 3/4

    c. half and half

  • 1

    cont.(8 oz.) sour cream

  • 4

    scallions,chopped,about 1c.

  • 1/2

    c. chopped fresh chives

Directions

Boil potatoes until tender. Meanwhile,cut 1 leek piece in half lengthwise;cut one half piece into thin matchsticks. In non-stick skillet,melt 2 Tbsp. butter over med. heat. Add leek matchsticks;cook,stirring often until crisp and golden,1-2 mins. Using slotted spoon,transfer to paper towels. Cut remaining leek pieces crosswise into 1"wide chunks. In same skillet,melt remaing butter over med heat. Add leek chu8nks,salt and cayenne;cook,stirring often,until leeks are tender,7-8 mins. Add half and half;heat through. Remove from heat;stir in sour cream. Return drained potatoes to pot;mash. Stir in cream mixture,scallions and chives. Transfer to serving dish. Garnich with frizzled leeks.

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