Fluffy Buttermilk-Mashed Potatoes

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recipe by Kamran Siddiqi http://sophisticatedgourmet.com

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    25mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    338

These creamy mashed potatoes are as delicious as a buttery mashed potato, without all of the butter. The addition of baking soda makes for unbelievable fluffiness– a nice addition, if you ask me. The original recipe calls for peeling and slicing the potatoes before cooking. I find that going the extra mile to dice the potatoes makes for a quicker cooking time and easier mashing in the end.

recipe updated Jun 7, 2019

Ingredients

  • Potato icon
    Potato
    680g
  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt
    3g
  • Water icon
    Water
    0ml
  • Buttermilk icon
    Buttermilk
    120ml
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    2g
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    9g
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Get a clean saucepan
  2. Add peeled, sliced potato
  3. Add kosher salt
  4. Fill with water and cover
  5. Heat until boiling
  6. Simmer until tender - 10 min
  7. Drain and reserve liquid
  8. Transfer potatoes to large mixing bowl
  9. Mash briefly with potato masher
  10. Get a clean saucepan
  11. Add buttermilk
  12. Heat gently until lukewarm - low heat
  13. Transfer milk mixture to potatoes
  14. Add baking soda
  15. Mash completely with potato masher until smooth
  16. Mix in unsalted butter
  17. Season with salt & pepper
  18. Serve immediately
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