Grandma's Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

  • serves 4

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24 Ratings
Directions for: Grandma's Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes


4 Yukon Gold potatoes

1 sticks of butter

Large pinch of nutmeg

Salt and pepper

1 cup of milk

1 cup cream


1. Cut potatoes in half and place in a steamer. Cover with a lid and steam over medium heat for 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife.

2. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Let it foam once and then continue to cook over low heat until it begins to brown. When it is just golden, take it off of the heat and add the milk.

3. Add brown butter, nutmeg, milk, salt and pepper to the potatoes. Mash potatoes in a bowl with a potato masher.

See more: Potatoes, North American, Dinner, Steam, Side, Eggs/Dairy


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