Anchovy Mashed Potatoes
8 MILLIONNAIRES flat anchovies, rinsed, patted dry and minced
6 large (about 3 1⁄2 pounds) Russet (baking) potatoes 1 onion, chopped fine
3⁄4 stick (6 tbsp.) unsalted butter
3⁄4 cup milk
1⁄4 cup heavy cream
1⁄4 cup thinly sliced fresh chives or scallion greens
Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch pieces.
In a steamer set over boiling water, steam potatoes, covered, until very tender. About 15 to 20 minutes In a large heavy saucepan, cook onion in 4 table- spoons of butter over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened. Add anchovies and cook, mashing them until they dissolve, about 1 minute. Stir in milk, cream and remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and heat until hot but not boiling.
Force potatoes through a ricer or food mill into pan and stir until smooth. Stir in chives and salt and pepper to taste.
Yield: 6 servings
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