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Chives and buttermilk give these smooth and fluffy potatoes a great flavor.

Buttermilk-Chive Mashed Potatoes
Recipe type: Thanksgiving
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8
  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more, to taste
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup half-and-half
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. Put the potatoes in a large pot. Add the 2 teaspoons salt and enough water to cover the potatoes by 3 inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are tender when pierced, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain well in a colander.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the buttermilk and half-and-half and heat until just warm. Set aside.
  3. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add the butter, then gradually add the buttermilk mixture, stirring constantly with a large wooden spoon until the potatoes are smooth and creamy. Stir in the chives and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the potatoes to a warmed serving bowl and serve immediately.