Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 6 large yellow flesh potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 tsp or so of nutmeg
  • 2 pinches of salt and a dash of pepper


  1. Fill the bottom of a stovetop steamer with water, place on a burner and turn the heat to medium high. Steam the potatoes until very tender and mashable, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Brown the butter by placing it in a saucepan over medium heat, heating and melting it until it begins to steam and foam. Keep a close eye on it as it foams. Swirl it gently, watching the color. When it turns golden brown and releases the aroma of toasting nuts, immediately remove it from the heat and pour it over the steamed potatoes. Add the nutmeg, salt and pepper.  Mash until combined. Serve and share.