Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes, For A New Holiday Tradition!

The holidays are a time for celebrating, not stressing! Make this the year you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with the loved ones. We’re ready to help with a quick and tasty mashed potato recipe for the holidays. This recipe is an inventive twist on a classic–and it might even spark a new holiday tradition!   [photo via]

Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes 

The Ingredients

8 or more whole potatoes(number depends on how many people you’re serving)

2 Tablespoons Buttermilk

1 Pint Whipping Cream

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Pepper

The Creme Fraiche 

You can make the creme fraiche a day ahead. Use a clean plastic container or clean mason jar, pour in two tablespoons of buttermilk, then add a pint of whipping cream. Seal the jar with the lid and set it aside in the kitchen. Remember that this is a tasty recipe that’s good for a lot of other dishes including enchiladas and pastas.

The Mashed Potatoes 

Cut up the potatoes in small cubes or slice them in a food processor. Move the potatoes over to a large pot of water and set it on high heat. Cover up the potatoes and let them cook for 25 minutes or until they start to boil. Lower the heat then drain. Move each potato into the ricer and press the potatoes through it and into the bowl. Do the same for each potato. You could also use a food mill instead. Once the super soft potatoes are in the bowl, add a pinch of seasoning, a cup of creme fraiche, and stir. Serve immediately while hot. Remember that if you’re pressed for time, you can whip up a box of instant mashed potatoes according to box instructions and add creme fraiche.

These mashed potatoes are sure to be a hit thanks to their creamy texture and slightly sour flavor. If you love fresh dairy, you’ll love this recipe!