Leek and Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

By Marge Perry & David Bonom
These x-rated mashed potatoes will knock your socks off.


    • Half and Half
    • Leek (white and light green part only)
    • onion
    • Russet potatoes
    • Salt
    • sugar
    • unsalted butter
    • White Pepper


    1. Melt 2 tbsp of the butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, leek, and sugar
    2. Meanwhile, combine the potatoes in a large saucepan with enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 14-15 minutes. Drain
    3. While the potatoes cook, combine the remaining 5 tbsp butter and half and half in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until the butter is melted. Pour into the potatoes and mash. Stir in onion mixture, salt, and pepper.