Mashed Potatoes with Chives and Lemon

by Abby
(Canada)

6 tbsps. butter

2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
2 pounds russet potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup buttermilk

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in heavy small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add lemon peels and chives, mix, and then set aside.

Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling water add salt then let them sit till tender about 20 minutes. Drain.

Return the potatoes to the pot and mash them. Add the mixture you set aside earlier and the remaining ingredients and mash them all together.

Season with salt and pepper, if needed.

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