You can take a basic mashed potato recipe and jazz it up a dozen or more ways to create yummy mashed potatoes for any occasion or meal.
Mashed potatoes are traditional for many holiday meals.
They are also basic comfort food.
One thing your mashed potatoes don't have to be is boring!
Basic Mashed Potato Recipe
Peel and quarter large potatoes; cut smaller potatoes in half. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain.
In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 4A Variety of Potato Mashers are available depending on your personal preference about your kitchen tools.
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There are several tools to choose from to mash your potatoes. Some people prefer their mashed potoates to be somewhat "lumpy;" other like them silky smooth. The mashing method you choose will determine the outcome.
Tip: Don't overbeat the potatoes or mash them in a food processor, which will turn them gummy.
The wonderful flavor of basic mashed potatoes can be enhanced in a multitude of ways.
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