Actress Ali Larter adds a surprise ingredient to her tangy buttermilk mashed potatoes: baking soda, which makes them light and airy. Slideshow:  Mashed Potatoes 

Ali Larter
January 2014

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Recipe Summary

total:
45 mins
Yield:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, cover the potatoes with 2 inches of water. Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt and bring to a boil, then simmer over moderate heat until the potatoes are tender when pierced, about 30 minutes. Drain well, then return the potatoes to the hot saucepan and mash with a potato masher.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the butter. Remove from the heat and stir in the buttermilk and baking soda; the mixture will foam up. Stir the buttermilk mixture into the mashed potatoes and season with sea salt and pepper. Scrape the potatoes into a serving bowl and garnish with chives. Serve warm.

Make Ahead

The potatoes can be refrigerated overnight. Reheat before serving.

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