Mashed Potatoes, Kind Of Robuchon-Style


Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon is famous worldwide for his supersilky, superrich, superlight and buttery mashed potatoes. This is Anthony Bourdain’s version of those potatoes. Slideshow: More Mashed Potato Recipes 

Mashed Potatoes, Kind Of Robuchon-Style
Photo: © Bobby Fisher
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (medium peeled and halved)

  • Kosher salt

  • 6 sticks unsalted butter (1 1/2 pounds cold, cut into 1/2-inch cubes)

  • ½ cup heavy cream


  1. In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons of salt and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain well and let stand in a colander for 3 minutes.

  2. Pass the potatoes through a ricer into the large saucepan. Cook over moderate heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the potatoes are hot and steam starts to rise, about 2 minutes; they’ll start to stick to the bottom of the pan. Add one-fourth of the butter cubes at a time, stirring constantly until incorporated. Stir in the heavy cream and season generously with salt. Serve right away.

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