Whipped Potatoes

Prep Time: 30 min |
November 12, 2014

Making smooth, flavorful potatoes isn’t rocket science.  KC will show you step by step how to achieve the right texture below!


Step 1:  Peel and quarter your potatoes, but, save the peels!  Put them in a pot with some whole milk and let them steep while your potatoes are boiling. This will intensify the potato flavor! Meanwhile, melt your butter.  KC uses whole butter for the most flavor.


Step 2:  Drain your potatoes once they are tender.  What constitutes tender?  Make sure a fork slips through the largest chunk easily, and you’re good to go.  Drain your potatoes well.  If this means letting them sit in the sink for a few minutes to let all the steam evaporate, then go ahead!




Step 3:  Mill your potatoes.  You can also use a ricer if you have one at home.  Here is KC’c mise en place for potatoes.


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When you’re done milling, your potatoes should look like this!  If you have a large batch of potatoes, mill them into the bowl of a stand mixer and use the whip attachment to mix in the rest of the ingredients.




Step 4:  Mix in your butter and milk.  Strain the milk through a fine strainer first!  Be liberal with these ingredients, as starches like potatoes tend to stiffen up when they sit, so if your mixture is slightly more loose than a traditional whipped potato, then you’re ok because they will definitely tighten up in the next few minutes.  Season with salt, white pepper, cayenne (be gentle!) and a pinch of nutmeg.  Keep some tasting spoons handy to make sure you have the perfect balance!



Following these easy steps, you should have some tasty, smooth whipped potatoes to compliment your meal on Thanksgiving!

Kathryn Wandrie is the head chef and co-owner of KC Catering. Though she is trained in French Classical Cuisine, she expands the boundaries of her culinary education by experimenting with new techniques, cuisines and methods. When she's not cheffing, you can find her on the family farm, spending time with family, or reading a good novel.

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