Basic Mashed Potatoes

Recipe by Hadice
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, combine the potato pieces with water to cover and let stand for 5 minutes to remove excess starch, then drain.
  • Bring a large sauce-pan 3/4 full of water to a boil.
  • Add the 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and the potatoes and return to a boil until tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes.
  • Drain well and return to the empty pan.
  • Place the pan over high heat and, turning the potatoes to prevent scorching, heat to evaporate the moisture, 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Using a potato masher, mash until potatoes are almost smooth.
  • Add the butter, mash, and the half-and-half, a little at a time, switching to a spoon when the potatoes are smooth.
  • The potatoes should be creamy but not soupy.
  • Season to taste with salt and white pepper, transfer to a warmed serving dish and serve immediately.
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