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Mashed Potatoes and Leeks

Serves 8

Originally aired

INGREDIENTS
  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 to 4 leeks, quartered lengthwise, chopped and washed
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 5.4-ounce wheels Boursin garlic and herb soft cheese or 6 ounces softened cream cheese
  • Chicken stock or whole milk, for mashing
PREPARATION

Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Cover pot and bring to a boil; salt water and cook potatoes until tender, 12-15 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to hot pot.

Meanwhile, heat EVOO over medium heat and melt butter into warm oil. When butter foams, add leeks and wilt 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper.

Mash potatoes with leeks, lemon zest, soft cheese, stock or milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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