Nif's Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes With Sauteed Leeks

"I kept this recipe light but you can add butter if you want to! It's an easy way to make potatoes with a little twist. I find that the salt and pepper are necessary because you don't use the salty butter. Enjoy!"
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  • Boil potatoes in salted water until fork tender.
  • Meanwhile, saute leeks in olive oil over medium heat in a nonstick pan until slightly golden, about 4 minutes. Add rosemary and stir for an additional minute or so - until you can smell it).
  • Strain the potatoes when they are tender but do not rinse. Add buttermilk and mash or use a hand blender on low (never high!) to mash them. Add most of the leek mixture and salt and pepper to taste ~ important!
  • Scoop into a serving dish and sprinkle reserved leek mixture on top.

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  1. Lavender Lynn
    This went great with our leftover roast and gravy from last night. The potatoes were great with the leeks, buttermilk and the rosemary. The flavor was delicious.
  2. Dienia B.
    Really good really easy
  3. Linky
    Oh yum! Leeks are a great combination with mashed potatoes - so creamy!
  4. K9 Owned
    I have never made a potato (or met one) that I didn't like. We loved this twist on one of our favourite sides. I made it as directed but I could resist adding butter for no reason other than I always do. Made for World Tour 2019
  5. I'mPat
    We really enjoyed this but I think I would cut the amount of buittermilk back as it was a little sloppy for our tastes but the flavours of the mash were fantastic and really complimented recipe #361010. Thank You Nif, made for 123 Hits tag game.


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