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April 27, 2009

Potatoes Mouseline

1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

3 lb. russet potatoes, cut into lengthwise quarters

kosher salt

¾ cup milk

1 cup 35% cream, whipped to soft peaks

black pepper

Brush a 13"x9" dish with melted butter. Boil potatoes in large pot with cold water by 1” - bring to a boil and boil gently till quite tender - 10-15 minutes - drain and dry in pot over low heat - put through ricer. Put in milk and half of butter. Stir with wooden spoon - stir 1/3 of whipped cream to lighten it with a whisk. Fold rest of cream into mix. Add salt and pepper. Spread into baking dish - drizzle butter over potatoes and refrigerate. Reheat room temperature potatoes.

Bake at 250F, for 30 minutes

Place under broiler for 2-4 minutes until lightly browned

Serves 6-8

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