March 14, 2012

Mashed Potatoes


Go the extra when making mashed potatoes, by whipping them with butter and milk for a soft and creamy  mashed potatoes.

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Ingredients:
8 medium size potatoes
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup potato water (from cooking)
1/4 cup milk
 
Directions: 
Peel potatoes and cut each across in  three, then slice them all into  strings. Place them  in a large size pot; add enough cold water to cover potatoes.

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Add salt; bring to a boil and cook on medium heat until they are soft (when fork inserted, potatoes break easily).

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Strain off the water into a bowl and reserve.  Using a potato masher, mash potatoes into tinny pieces until is a mash that sticks together.

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While still hot, add the butter…

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…and about half a cup of reserved water from the cooking, thn add the milk.

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Whip well, with your masher ( about 8-10 times) until all blended and potatoes are creamy.

Serves: 4-6

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