Mashed Potatoes with Lemon and Chives

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  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in heavy small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  2. Mix in lemon peel and then chives and set aside.
  3. Cook potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender. Drain.
  4. Return potatoes to pot and mash, add chive mixture, buttermilk and remaining 3 tablespoons butter and mash together.
  5. Season and serve.

Posted by artsycook at Recipe Goldmine April 26, 2001.

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