Lemon Mashed Potatoes

FOR THE MEYER LEMON VINAIGRETTE

2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano

FOR THE POTATOES

2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
Kosher salt
1/2 cup crème fraiche
Finely grated zest of 1 Meyer lemon
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chives
Ground black pepper

For the Meyer lemon vinaigrette: In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice and mustard until combined. Slowly add olive oil, whisking until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in parsley and oregano; set aside.

For the potatoes: Put potatoes in a medium saucepan, cover with cold water by 2 inches and add 1 tablespoon kosher salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to simmer, cover and cook until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Drain well, return potatoes to the pan and put back over low heat, stirring a few times, to dry well.

Add crème fraîche, lemon zest, parsley, oregano and chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently crush with a potato masher until combined. If desired, potatoes may be covered and kept in a warm oven for up to 30 minutes. To serve, transfer to a bowl and drizzle with Meyer lemon vinaigrette while still hot.

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