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    40 mins

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    25 mins

    BecR's Note:

    This is the way our family likes our mashed potatoes. The evaporated milk makes this dish special. Simple, creamy and good!

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    1. 1
      Peel potatoes and cut into quarters.
    2. 2
      Place potatoes into stockpot. Add enough salted water to cover the potatoes by about 1-inch.
    3. 3
      Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are fork tender but not mushy, about 20 to 25 minutes.
    4. 4
      Drain potatoes in colander. Place potatoes back into stockpot.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, heat evaporated milk in microwave (use a pyrex measuring cup) until warm, about 45 seconds.
    6. 6
      Add butter to potatoes and mash with a potato masher. Add warmed milk to potatoes along with pepper to taste.
    7. 7
      Mix and mash well, but don't overdo it.
    8. 8

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 11, 2007


      I've used evaporated milk in my mashers, too. Besides giving good creamy texture I like the flavor it gives. I usually don't measure but this time I followed your recipe and the amounts were perfect. Served this under some "Stuffed Pepper Soup." Thanks BecR! Roxygirl

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    • on August 07, 2009


      This recipe was made on 8/6/09 to go along with fried chicken and some fresh corn off the cob.Since it was just my SO and I, the recipe was adjusted accordingly. I admit evaporated milk was never used before to make mashed potatoes,but after this I think it's the way to go.This is pure " comfort food " at it's finest.I will use this method again. Thank you so much for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

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    • on January 29, 2013


      I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I do not have anything to compare it too, so I simply gave it 4 stars.

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    Nutritional Facts for Real Homemade Mashed Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (419 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 692.9
    Calories from Fat 243
    Total Fat 27.0 g
    Saturated Fat 16.8 g
    Cholesterol 74.7 mg
    Sodium 246.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 101.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.1 g
    Sugars 4.3 g
    Protein 14.6 g

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