Chive and Parsley Mashed Potatoes
These green mashed potatoes are so cool looking! This would be great for St. Patrick's day, Thanksgiving or any weeknight you want to kick your regular mashed potatoes up a notch! Adapted from Gourmet magazine.
- Ready In:
Chive and parsley oil
- 1 cup chopped fresh chives
- 3⁄4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil plus 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 5 lbs yukon gold potatoes (or other yellow fleshed potatoes)
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon vreshly ground black pepper
- Make oil:.
- Purée chives and parsley with oil and salt in a blender until smooth. Pour herb oil through a fine strainer into a glass cup, pressing on and discarding solids.
- Prepare potatoes:.
- Peel and quarter potatoes. Cover potatoes with salted cold water by 1 inch in a 5-quart heavy pot, then simmer, uncovered, until very tender, about 25 minutes.
- While potatoes are simmering, bring milk, butter, salt, and pepper to a simmer, stirring until butter is melted.
- Drain potatoes in a colander and return to pot. Add the hot milk mixture and mash with a potato masher until almost smooth, then stir in 4 tablespoons of the herb oil.
- If desired, serve potatoes drizzled with some of remaining oil. Enjoy!
- Oil can be made 4 days ahead and covered and chilled. Bring to room temperature before using.
- Potatoes can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature before reheating in a microwave or double boiler, stirring occasionally.
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Sorry for being so late reviewing your potatoes Sharon, they were wonderful! The chive and parsley oil smells very good. Did forget to strain it and had a bit of a green tinge to the potatoes but that was ok with us. :) The potatoes are creamy and have a very nice fresh flavor from the chive and parsley oil. Nothing goes better with potatoes then chives! Served with a chuck roast that I put in the slow cooker and creamed peas for a perfect Sunday dinner. Made and reviewed for the French Forum's Herb of The Month - Chives (May).