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    American Kitchen Classic Basic Mashed Potatoes

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    45 mins

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    25 mins

    Member #610488's Note:

    Mashed potatoes don't need to be hard to make but they do need to be perfect, or so they say.....whoever they are.

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    1. 1
      Fill a large pot halfway with cold water. Peel the potatoes and cut into 2 inch cubes, adding to the pot as they are cut. Add cold water to cover by 1 inch, if needed. Stir in the 3 tbsp kosher salt.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and gently simmer until tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain potatoes and transfer to a baking sheet. Let dry 5-10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, heat milk, cream, peppercorns, sprigs and bay leaves in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is very hot but not boiling, about 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Remove from heat and let mixture infuse for 20 minutes then strain.
    5. 5
      While milk mixture is infusing, pass the potatoes through the smallest disk of a food mill along with the diced butter into a large bowl. The hot cream mixture should be ready by this time so stir into the riced potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
    6. 6
      If you need to hold the mashed potatoes, cover with plastic wrap pressed directly against the potatoes surface and set bowl over a large pot of simmering water for up to 2 hours.

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    Nutritional Facts for American Kitchen Classic Basic Mashed Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (280 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 395.8
    Calories from Fat 164
    Total Fat 18.2 g
    Saturated Fat 11.3 g
    Cholesterol 53.9 mg
    Sodium 2752.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    Sugars 3.8 g
    Protein 7.0 g

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    whole black peppercorns


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