Adding créme fraiche to mashed potatoes transforms the already wonderful buttery side item!
Peel and dice the potatoes. Keep a bit of the skin on if you like rustic mashed potatoes.
Add the potatoes to a large pot of cold salted water. Bring to a boil, and simmer uncovered until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain the potatoes in a colander.
In a large bowl, add butter, créme fraiche, heavy cream, and salt to the potatoes and mix with a hand mixer until creamy. Adjust the salt to taste. If you like extra butter, I won't judge you :-)
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If you can't find créme fraiche, use 5 oz. of cream cheese mixed with 1/4 cup greek yogurt. Greek yogurt has less moisture and a more tangy flavor than regular yogurt.