- 1 pound 2 oz. desiree potatoes
- 5 ounce rock salt
- 4 1/2 ounce unsalted butter, diced, plus extra for garnish
Preheat a moderate oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Score the skins of the potatoes with a sharp knife.
Lay them in a baking tray sprinkled with the rock salt and bake for 90 minutes, or until soft.
While still hot, hold them in a tea towel and scoop the potato out of the skin.
Press through a fine sieve or potato ricer.
Place mashed potato into a small saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon.
Pour in cream and butter; adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and nutmeg.
Serve with a small knob of butter and some double cream poured over the top.
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