Lemon Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 lbs Potatoes
  • 2 Sticks Butter
  • 12 oz. Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1 Lemon

KITCHEN TOOLS

  • Large Pot
  • Grater or Zester
  • Large Spoon
  • Strainer
  • Chef's Knife
  • Potato Masher or Wire Whisk

PREP & COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES - COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES

STEP 1: Add water to large pot half way, cover, heat over high. Cut butter into smaller cubes and set aside. Chop Potatoes into cubes and set aside.

STEP 2: Bring water to a rolling boil. Season water with salt, like the sea.

STEP 3: Add chopped potatoes and cook until a fork easily goes through the potatoes. Strain potatoes and pour back into pot.

STEP 4: Add butter, mascarpone and salt and pepper to taste.

STEP 5: Mash until desired consistency. Zest whole lemon into potatoes.

STEP 6: Stir. Keep warm until serving.

WINE PAIRING

A great holiday wine is Lambrusco. Most Lambrusco is produced in the Emilia-Romangna region of Italy. Look for a frizzante, which is slightly sparkling. While Lambrusco is red it is light and effervescent and pairs well with holiday meals.

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