September 14, 2012 10:00 AM
Chunky Chipotle Mashed Potatoes
CHUNKY CHIPOTLE MASHED POTATOES
Puré de papa con chipotle
chile from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce, or to taste
1 to 2 tablespoon
chipotles in adobo sauce, optional
Kosher or sea salt, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
Rinse and quarter the potatoes. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes over medium- high heat, or until thoroughly cooked and soft. Drain.
In a large, heavy skillet set over medium heat, add the chunks of butter. Once it melts and begins to bubble, stir in the scallions and cook for a couple of minutes until they soften. Add the chopped chipotle chile and combine well. Add the cooked potatoes along with the milk.
Using a potato masher or a wooden spoon, mash the potatoes roughly as you mix them with the chipotle and scallion mixture. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Serve hot.