Basic Mashed Potatoes


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

1/4-1/2c. milk

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


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