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    Crushed Red Potatoes With Buttermilk

    This simple preparation makes a smashing and virtually labor-free alternative to traditional mashed potatoes.


    • 2 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed (about 6)
    • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
    • freshly ground pepper, to taste


    Step 1
    Cover potatoes with cold water in a large saucepan. Add salt and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. 
    Step 2
    Drain the potatoes in a colander and transfer to a medium bowl. 
    Step 3
    Coarsely crush the potatoes with a potato masher or the back of a large spoon. Gently stir in buttermilk and chives. Season with salt and pepper.

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