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  • Author: Chefjar
  • Total Time: 25 mins


  • Yukon potatoes( diced)- 1 kg / 2.2 lb
  • Onion ( peeled)- 2
  • Unsalted butter ( at room temperature)- 1 tbsp
  • Heavy cream ( hot)- 1/2 cup
  • Freshly ground pepper- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • For serving
  • Brown butter- 2- tbsp ( optional)


  1. Peel and dice the potatoes into 0.5 cm ( 1/4 inch ) thick. Bring to boil a large saucepan filled with water of 1 inch depth only.
  2. Put the diced potatoes & 2 whole onions into a colander/ steamer basket & set the basket over the saucepan with the boiling water.The water should not touch the bottom of the colander/ steamer . Cover and allow the potatoes to be steamed until soft, about 15-20 minutes ( depends on the quality of your potatoes). Remove the cooked onions & throw ( we needed them just for additional flavor).
  3. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl of the food mill* and process to get the smooth perfect mashed potatoes.
  4. Add the hot heavy cream, the butter, the freshly ground pepper & salt. Mix well .
  5. Transfer to a bowl and serve immediately with some brown butter.


  1. In a small pan heat 3 tbsp of unsalted butter over medium-heat. Stir continuously until the butter begins to change its color and turn brown. Remove immediately from heat & pour it over the mashed potatoes.
  2. Enjoy the perfect mashed potatoes with nutty brown butter!

Perfect mashed potatoes


a large saucepan, a colander/ steamer basket, a food mill


Can I use a food processor or masher to mash the potatoes?

Using a food processor will make the potatoes gluey. So it is the last resort. I don't advice to do it.

Using a masher will make the potatoes slightly lumpy. If you don't have a food mill, better use a masher than a food processor.

Why not just to boil the peeled potatoes in water?
Steaming keeps the potatoes from becoming waterlogged and preserves the flavor , nutrients & texture.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: International