Basic Mashed Potatoes

Basic Mashed Potatoes created by Starrynews

You can use any kind of potato in this recipe. I personally prefer russet potatoes. This recipe is from The Best of Casual American Cooking. I have also altered it by using evaporated milk instead of half and half. There is a little bit of extra effort involved in this recipe, but well worth it.

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  • 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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"You can use any kind of potato in this recipe. I personally prefer russet potatoes. This recipe is from The Best of Casual American Cooking. I have also altered it by using evaporated milk instead of half and half. There is a little bit of extra effort involved in this recipe, but well worth it."
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  1. Starrynews
    Great and simple, as stated! I used fat free evaporated milk and did not peel the potatoes first. Thanks for sharing! Veg*n Swap 37
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  2. Starrynews
    Basic Mashed Potatoes Created by Starrynews
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  3. internetnut
    I gave this 5 stars. My family loves mashed potatoes. I make mine very close to this except I use milk and black pepper. Thanks for posting a comfort recipe! Christine (internetnut)
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  4. looneytunesfan
    Basic Mashed Potatoes Created by looneytunesfan
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  5. looneytunesfan
    You can never go wrong with potatoes. It is one of my favorite foods. I made it exactly like stated and it was delicious. Yummmm!!!!!
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