We're always ready to take any cooking advice Food Network star has to offer, and his simple method of making this classic side dish is a total game-changer.
The chef, who recently shared his favorite mashed potato recipe with , suggests that instead of boiling your potatoes in water, you should cook them in a blend of cream, butter, herbs and olive oil instead. It might sound a bit unconventional, but Tyler actually has good reasoning behind it. "Potatoes have a really delicate, beautiful minerality to their flavor profile," he explained. "And when you cook potatoes in water and you pour that water down the drain, you've extracted all the flavor of the potato."
After cooking the potatoes in the cream and butter blend, Florence finishes them like this:
When the potatoes are tender, I put a bowl on the counter and a colander inside that bowl. I pour the potatoes through the colander, and the cream will collect on the bottom. Then I'll put the potatoes back into the pot and take the potato-infused garlic cream and fold that back into the potatoes, and it's the most incredible flavor profile.
Florence promises they'll be the best mashed potatoes you've ever tried, and we're inclined to believe him!
You can get Florence's original mashed potato recipe at , and check out four more dishes Tyler Florence thinks everyone should master at .