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How To Make Horseradish-Chive Mashed Potatoes For Thanksgivukkah

These are tangy, creamy and even more addictive than regular mashed potatoes, so please proceed with caution. (See BuzzFeed's full Thanksgivukkah feature here.)

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PART II: Boil the potatoes.

Find exact amounts in the full recipe at the bottom of this post.

Put potato chunks in a large pot and cover by 2" with cold, unsalted water, and bring to a boil.

If you use salted water to boil potatoes, they get grainy and start to disintegrate, which is bad.

Now, you will need:

Kosher salt, heavy cream, boiled and strained potatoes, sliced chives, roasted garlic, and melted butter.

AND there should be prepared horseradish in this picture, too. Sorry!

HORSERADISH CHIVE MASHED POTATOES

Serves 10-12

INGREDIENTS

1 whole head of garlic

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

3 pounds Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted

1 cup heavy cream

3 teaspoons kosher salt

freshly ground pepper, to taste

1 bunch chives

3 tablespoons prepared horseradish

Special Equipment

Aluminum foil

Electric hand mixer (not essential)

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut the top off of the head of garlic, and peel away the outermost layer of papery skin. Place on a square of aluminum foil, and drizzle with olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil and roast about 45 minutes, until soft. Let cool for about an hour, still wrapped in foil. Then, squeeze the soft roasted garlic out of the skin, and mix with a fork until paste-like.

Peel potatoes and cut into 1" cubes. Put potato cubes in a large pot and cover by 2" with cold, unsalted water, then put pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, finely slice the chives. Boil potatoes until they are fork tender — this should take 40-60 minutes — then drain completely.

While potatoes are still hot, put them in a large mixing bowl and add butter, cream, horseradish, roasted garlic, and 2/3 of the sliced chives. Season with salt and pepper and beat with an electric egg beater on low until combined, about a minute. Turn the mixer on high and beat for another 1-2 minutes, until potatoes are completely mashed and smooth.

To serve, sprinkle remaining chives on top of the potatoes.

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Photos by Macey J. Foronda

Styling by John Gara

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