Make them for a family holiday's table.
I couldn't stop licking the spoon while
making these to test out this recipe.
This is good for making the day ahead and
reheating on low setting in microwave.
6 russet potatoes, peeled
8 cups cold water
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
Dash or two of ground black pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup milk or heavy cream
More salt to adjust seasoning
smoked red paprika for garnish
Cut potatoes into 1" cubes and
place them into a soup pot then
cover the potatoes by 1" with water.
Season water with salt to taste.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat
to simmer for about 20 minutes.
Drain water and place potatoes back
in warm soup pot along with butter,
Herbs De Provence, salt and pepper.
Add in the milk or cream to potatoes.
Stir and use a potato masher to mash
into your desired consistency.
I like them kind of lumpy tasting.
Remove to a storing or serving dish.
Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika.