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Smashing

Smashing

Let's talk Thanksgiving sides.

I'm loving one that's destined to outshine your turkey! Bon Appétit's Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes are delicious and so convenient because you can make them a few days before the Thursday madness and reheat them...I made them for my niece and nephew recently - we all flipped out about how swell and decadent they are!

4 lb. medium Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed
Kosher salt
⅔ cup heavy cream
⅔ cup whole milk
1¼ cups (2½ sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
½ cup sour cream
Freshly ground black pepper
Special Equipment
A potato ricer or food mill fitted with fine disk (I used a Smood I already own)

Place potatoes in a large pot and pour in cold water to cover by 1". Add a large handful of salt (water should taste briny, like the ocean) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are very tender but not crumbly, 30–40 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to warm pot to dry (off heat).

Meanwhile, heat ⅔ cup cream and ⅔ cup milk in a small saucepan over medium until just about to simmer. Reduce heat to low and keep warm until ready to add to potatoes.

Pass hot potatoes and butter through ricer into a large bowl (this will help combine them quickly; most of the skins should stay behind but pick out any small pieces that get through if you want); season generously with salt. Mix with a potato masher until butter is melted and combined.

Mixing constantly, gradually add warm cream mixture to potatoes, then mix in sour cream. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.

Do Ahead: Potatoes can be made 2 days ahead. Let cool; cover and chill. To serve, transfer potatoes to a small pot and add ⅓ cup heavy cream and ⅓ cup whole milk; reheat over medium-low, stirring often to prevent scorching.

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