Mashed Potatoes with Leeks
Adding leeks to your mashed potatoes makes an ordinary dish, extraordinary.
Servings 4 servings
- 3 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes cut into 1/2" pieces
- 7 Tbsp butter
- 3 leeks cut and chopped
- 1/3 cup warm milk
- pinch of salt and pepper
Peel, wash and cut potatoes into 1/2" pieces. Place in a large pot and cover with water. Cook 15 minutes after reaching the boiling point. Drain. Place back in the pot, on low heat to evaporate all remaining liquid, this should take 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare leeks for cooking by cutting and slicing to make small pieces. [mv_img id="5403"]
Place 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Melt butter over medium-high heat.
Once the butter has melted, add chopped leeks. Saute, stirring often until leeks are bright green and soft.
Add leeks to already drained potatoes.
Add 4 -5 more tablespoons of butter to the potato/leek mixture.
Add 1/3 cup of warm milk.
Mash and stir potatoes until combined.
Season with salt and pepper.