Get a large pot of water on the stove, then add the
Yukon Gold Potatoes (10)
and a big pinch of
Kosher Salt (1 pinch)
to it. Bring the pot to a boil and let the potatoes cook until tender for about 20-25 minutes.
When they are done, drain them and let them cool just enough to handle for a couple of minutes. While they cool combine the
Milk (1/4 cup)
Butter (1/4 cup)
Mascarpone Cheese (1 Tbsp)
in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the mixture in a microwave oven for a minute and 15 seconds.
Take the slightly cooled potatoes and put them all through a potato ricer or food mill right back into the pot they cooked in. Pour the hot milk, butter and mascarpone mixture over it and add the
Garlic (8 cloves)
Lightly mash the garlic cloves into the potatoes, they should just melt right in. Then give it all a big stir until the potatoes are fluffy and creamy. Taste for salt and add another pinch or two until it is to your taste.
Scoop the mashed potatoes into a big serving bowl, then top it with a pat of butter and a big sprinkle of
Fresh Herbs (1 pinch)
. Serve immediately and enjoy!