I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love mashed potatoes. And if I did I’d quickly banish them from my life. Too harsh? Okay, I take that back. But I’d definitely give them a stern talking to.
Today I’m sharing an easy way to lighten up your mashed potatoes so they remain as yummy as ever but a bit healthier. You’ll be amazed you’ve never tried this before.
Bonus: it’s Whole 30 compliant!
Two things to address first.
Ghee. Ghee is a type of clarified butter. It simmers for a long time and the result is a very rich flavor. While it is more expensive than traditional butter, it’s a splurge that I believe to be well worth it. I use it in much of my cooking (but not baking) and I prefer it over traditional butter on toast. You can find ghee in natural food stores. It does not need to be refrigerated. Many argue that it offers great health benefits. Have I sufficiently sold you on it yet?
Gold potatoes. When I was first learning to cook in college my mother convinced me that gold potatoes were always the way to go. She was right. Whether I’m preparing baked potatoes, potato wedges, hash, or this yummy mashed potato recipe I always choose gold potatoes. I’m not brand loyal but I’m gold potato loyal. (Let’s act like that’s a thing.) They taste buttery and produce a very creamy texture that I don’t typically experience in other potato types.
And now on to the important stuff.
- 8 Smallish/Medium Gold Potatoes
- 1¾ Cup Chicken Stock (This is an estimate. Gradually add until you achieve your desired texture.)
- 2 Tbsp Ghee
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Heat a pot of water to boil. You'll want enough to cover your potatoes completely.
- Peel your potatoes and slice in half.
- Add your gold potatoes to the boiling water.
- Boil until you can easily pierce the largest potato with a fork.
- Drain water from pot.
- Add 1 cup of your chicken stock.
- Using an electric beater slowly blend your potatoes with the chicken stock.
- Add a little more chicken stock. Beat again. Continue until your potatoes are smooth and you're happy with the texture.
- Add ghee, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Top with finely chopped herbs or an extra dollop of ghee and serve!