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Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Savory Gravy

Embark on a culinary journey with this classic recipe that unites the comforting textures of creamy mashed potatoes with the savory richness of homemade gravy. Join me as we explore the art of creating a delightful side dish that adds a touch of elegance to any of my other recipes.

Ingredients:

For Creamy Mashed Potatoes:

  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, knots removed, and diced into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Kosher salt, divided
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (4 diced, 2 sliced)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, hot
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (or horseradish)
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Finely chopped parsley, for garnish

For Savory Gravy:

  • 2 tbsp. Bacon Fat
  • 1 tbsp. cold unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef or chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsps. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 drops of Kitchen Bouquet browning

Let’s Get Started:

Perfectly Boiled Potatoes:

Place diced Yukon Gold potatoes in a large pot with 1 tablespoon of Kosher salt and enough cold water to cover them by 1 inch. Boil and simmer until fork-tender. Drain and return to the pot.

Mash and Mix:

Add 4 tablespoons of diced butter to the hot potatoes. Stir until melted and combined. Incorporate sour cream, hot milk, Dijon mustard (or horseradish), remaining 1/2 tablespoon salt, and black pepper. Mash until desired consistency for your Creamy Mashed Potatoes. (Check out my Amazon Store for a Great Masher! Click HERE)

Butter and Garnish:

Transfer the hot mashed potatoes to a serving bowl. Top with the remaining two slabs of butter and sprinkle finely chopped parsley for freshness.

Savory Gravy:

  • If you have pan drippings from a roast, use them for added flavor. In a saucepan, heat the pan drippings.
  • Sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, stirring continuously to create a smooth roux.
  • Gradually add 2 cups of beef or chicken broth, whisking to prevent lumps.
  • Simmer the mixture until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Conclusion

Celebrate the joy of classic comfort food with this delightful recipe for creamy mashed potatoes and savory gravy. Share your experience in the comments below and enjoy the warmth of a timeless, heartwarming dish.

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The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 13 mins Total Time 23 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For Savory Gravy

Instructions

Mashed Potatoes

  1. Place diced Yukon Gold potatoes in a large pot with 1 tablespoon of Kosher salt and enough cold water to cover them by 1 inch. Boil and simmer until fork-tender. Drain and return to the pot.

  2. Add 4 tablespoons of diced butter to the hot potatoes. Stir until melted and combined. Incorporate sour cream, hot milk, Dijon mustard (or horseradish), remaining 1/2 tablespoon salt, and black pepper. Mash until desired consistency.

  3. Transfer hot mashed potatoes to a serving bowl and top with remaining two slabs of butter and finely chopped parsley for Freshness.

Savory Gravy Magic:

  1. If you have pan drippings from a roast, use them for added flavor. In a saucepan, heat the pan drippings.

  2. Sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, stirring continuously to create a smooth roux.

  3. Gradually add 2 cups of beef or chicken broth, whisking to prevent lumps.

  4. Simmer the mixture until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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