This is just a simple recipe for your basic, smooth & fluffy Mashed Potatoes- nothing dressed up. And really, mashed potatoes are always a star all by themselves. No need to add a lot of extra ingredients to make them special. So, grab a spoon a dive in!
4-5 large russet potatoes or 6 medium size
Salt for Seasoning
1/4 c. butter
Peel the potatoes with a vegetable peeler. Cut into chunks. Cover with cold water until you are ready to bring to a boil. (this keeps your potatoes from getting black spots)
Bring Water to a boil. Sprinkle in a little bit of salt to add flavor (approx. 1/2 tsp)
Continue boiling for 15-20 minutes. After 15 minutes, check the potatoes for tenderness with a small knife. When there is no resistance and the knife easily pokes through the potato, it is done.
Carefully drain the water from the potatoes
Move the potatoes to a large mixing bowl.
Add 4 Tbs. butter
Add 1/4 c. milk for starters.
Begin to beat with a hand mixer- working your way around the bowl with the beaters. Continue to add milk a little at a time until the mashed potatoes reach your desired consistency.
Transfer to a serving bowl and dot with butter.
Will Serve 4-6