One summer our nephew, Edward, lived with us and worked on fences. He is an excellent home chef and has always been interested in cooking. One night that summer we took him to dinner at K-Paul's in New Orleans, Paul Prudhomme's restaurant. Edward loved the mashed potatoes so much he asked our waitress what the secret was and she said evaporated milk and a bit of the cooking water. Well, ever since then I have made my mashed potatoes with evaporated milk and the flavor cannot be beat.
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- 1Peel potatoes and cut into 4-5 pieces.
- 2Place in a large pot of cold water that is heavily salted.
- 3Boil until very tender, about 15-20 minutes.
- 4Drain almost all the water out (save about 1/4 cup of the water in the pot) and immediately put the potatoes back in the hot pot.
- 5Smash the potatoes.
- 6Mix the potatoes with the 1/4 cup water and add the butter.
- 7Stir/Whisk until smooth and add the evaporated milk.
- 8Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Creamy and Simple Mashed Potatoes
Serving Size: 1 (276 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 346.7
- Calories from Fat 129
- Total Fat 14.4 g
- Saturated Fat 8.9 g
- Cholesterol 40.8 mg
- Sodium 48.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 49.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
- Sugars 1.9 g
- Protein 6.7 g