Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Shallots

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  • Serves 6-8
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  • Nutritional Information

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 358 calories
    • Calories 40 calories from fat
    • Fat 16 g
    • Sat Fat 9 g
    • Cholesterol 41 mg
    • Sodium 164 mg
    • Protein 6 g
    • Carbohydrate 48 g
    • Sugar 5 g
    • Fiber 7 g


  1. Check 5pounds white or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  2. Check kosher salt and pepper
  3. Check 8tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  4. Check 3/4cup buttermilk
  5. Check 1/4cup heavy cream
  6. Check 1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. Check 5 medium shallots
  8. Check 1tablespoon olive oil


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and add 2 1/2 tablespoons salt. Reduce heat and simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice 5 medium shallots. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Add the butter, buttermilk, cream, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper to the cooked potatoes. Mash the potatoes with a handheld masher. Fold in the shallots. Transfer to a serving dish.