As much as we love them, mashed potatoes can seem a bit plain next to the other, brighter dishes on the holiday table. So we were excited to test a recipe from Marietta, a home cook in upstate New York, for sage mashed potatoes, which involves a few ingenious methods for infusing the herb's brisk fragrance into the mash. Here's how to do it.
- 3 lb. unskinned red potatoes, cut into large chunks
- 6 sprigs fresh sage, plus more for garnish
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 12 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 8 cloves minced garlic
- Salt and Pepper to taste