Bobby and Giada's tips: Chimichurri, potatoes and more

Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis join culinary forces to answer viewers' questions on how to use herbs (chimichurri) and best prepare stovetop potatoes (mashed and smashed) — plus more!

Bobby Flay’s chimichurri

Ingredients

    • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 2 cups flat leaf parsley leaves
    • 1/2 cup fresh oregano leaves
    • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
    • 1/2 teaspoon red chile flakes
    • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 1/2 cup canola oil

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Bobby Flay’s mashed potatoes
Servings:

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

    • 3 pounds Yukon gold or Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
    • Kosher salt
    • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
    • 2-3 cups milk, warmed over low heat
    • Freshly ground black pepper

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Giada De Laurentiis’s smashed potatoes
Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

    • 2 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus 1 teaspoon
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
    • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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