French Mashed Potatoes with Cheese and Garlic (Aligot)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2009, America's Test Kitchen TV

French cookery’s intensely rich, cheesy take on mashed potatoes flouts the rules. To Americanize the dish, we ignored a few more. Vive la résistance!

SERVES 6

TIME 45 minutes

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For a lightened version of this recipe for French mashed potatoes with cheese and garlic, we chose medium-starch Yukon Gold potatoes and used a food processor to mash them. A combination of mozzarella and Gruyère gave our mashed potatoes re...

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