Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Mashed potato is a dish prepared by mashing boiled potatoes
- 1 1⁄2 lbs potatoes, peeled and quartered length-wise
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon milk
- salt and pepper
- 1). Put potatoes into a saucepan. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add water until potatoes are covered. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes, or until done - a fork can easily be poked through them.
- 2). Warm cream and melt butter, together, either in microwave or in a pan on the gas. Drain water from potatoes. Put hot potatoes into a bowl. Add cream and melted butter. Use potato masher to mash potatoes until well mashed. Use a strong spoon to beat further, adding milk to achieve the consistency you desire. Add Salt and pepper to taste.
We always love homemade mashed potatoes; although I don't make them as often as I would like. I did add more half and half and milk, but otherwise stayed with the recipe. Made for Spring PAC, May, 2014.