Ribs and Potatoes

Whipped Potatoes 

Makes 4 servings


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks 
  • 3/4 stick (3 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon snipped chives 


Put the potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot. Cook over moderate heat for 1 minute, shaking the pot to dry potatoes. In a large saucepan, melt the butter in the cream. Working over the saucepan, pass the hot potatoes through a ricer or food mill. Stir with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the chives.