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Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Chipotle-Corn Mashed Potatoes
Photo by Leigh Beisch; written by Jessica Mordo

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Chipotle-Corn Mashed Potatoes

Before E.T. phoned home, Spielberg first explored aliens in America via a Wyoming line worker who’s drawn to them in mysterious ways. In one classic scene, he excitedly brings his recurring vision of a mountain to life out of mashed potatoes on his dinner plate, much to his family’s horror.

Celebrate that moment with these spicy mashers.

Recipe:  Chipotle-Corn Mashed Potatoes

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