French Mashed Potatoes With Cheese and Garlic (Aligot)

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Place potatoes in large saucepan; add water to cover by 1 inch and add 1 tablespoon salt. Partially cover saucepan with lid and bring potatoes to boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender and just break apart when poked with a fork, 12 to 17 minutes. Drain potatoes and dry saucepan.
  • Transfer potatoes to a food processor (this step is important to get the aligot texture). Add butter, garlic, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Pulse until butter is melted and incorporated into potatoes, about ten 1-second pulses. Add 1 cup milk and continue to process until potatoes are smooth and creamy, about 20 seconds, scraping down sides halfway through.
  • Return potato mixture to saucepan and set over medium heat. Stir in cheeses, 1 cup at a time, until incorporated. Continue to cook potatoes, stirring vigorously, until cheese is fully melted and mixture is smooth and elastic, 3 to 5 minutes. If mixture is difficult to stir and seems thick, stir in 2 tablespoons of milk at a time (up to 1/2 cup) until potatoes are loose and creamy. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
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