French Mashed Potatoes with Cheese and Garlic (Aligot)

Published March 1, 2009. From Cook's Illustrated.

Why this recipe works:

For a lightened version of this recipe for French mashed potatoes with cheese and garlic, we chose medium-starch Yukon Gold potatoes and used a food processor to mash them. A combination of mozzarella and Gruyère gave our mashed potatoes recipe great texture and flavor. Stirring everything… read more

For a lightened version of this recipe for French mashed potatoes with cheese and garlic, we chose medium-starch Yukon Gold potatoes and used a food processor to mash them. A combination of mozzarella and Gruyère gave our mashed potatoes recipe great texture and flavor. Stirring everything properly enhanced the potatoes’ stretch without resulting in glueyness.

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French Mashed Potatoes (Aligot)

A classic French potato dish with a satiny, elastic texture and garlicky flavor.

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Serves 6

The finished potatoes should have a smooth and slightly elastic texture. White cheddar can be substituted for the Gruyère. For richer, stretchier aligot, double the mozzarella.

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