Food - Drink
The Secret Ingredients In Stanley Tucci's Mashed Potatoes
By KALEA MARTIN
If you've watched “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy," you know that the actor-turned-foodie knows his way around a kitchen. If you want to eat like Tucci does, you can find plenty of his favorite recipes in “The Tucci Cookbook,” including one for outstanding mashed potatoes.
Tucci credits the recipe to his wife, Felicity Blunt, who taught him to skip out on the milk and cream entirely and substitute them for just a bit of butter and a couple of surprising ingredients. Even without all the dairy, the mashed potatoes are every bit as creamy as you'd want them to be.
Tucci and Blunt's go-to mashed potato recipe uses olive oil and egg yolks, plus butter, for creaminess. To try Tucci's method, drizzle in the olive oil while mashing, then mix in the extra butter, along with raw egg yolk. The eggs will cook once they're stirred into the hot potatoes, and then they're ready to serve.