A French Potato Purée is light, fluffy and completely delicious. Now, the variety of potato is very important, since it will define the taste and texture of the purée. To get the best purée, use the best potatoes like, Desiree, Belle de Fontenay or Maris Piper and see how its done at… laclassedecuisine.com !

Potato Purée

First, here is the list of the different ingredients you will need to prepare the Potato Purée that serves 4 to 6 

  • 2 1/4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 8 cups water
  • 3/4 oz salt
  • 6 oz full fat milk
  • 3 oz butter, melted
  • Freshly ground pepper


Now, here are the few steps you will need to follow to make the Potato Purée

Put the potatoes, water and salt in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and let gently simmer for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Strain the cooked potatoes, then pass the potatoes through a potato sieve or mash them with a potato masher.

Return the potato purée to the saucepan and gradually mix in the hot milk, then, stir in the melted butter and season with pinches of pepper. If your purée is to firm, thin it down with some remaining milk and you will have the perfect purée when it is fluffy and forms peaks.

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