Mashed Potatoes - Master Recipe

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Put potatoes in a large saucepan; add cold water to cover and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Bring to boil and continue to cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Be careful not to overcook potatoes you plan to mash, because the starch cells will break down and create a sticky mash.
  • Cook them just until a thin-bladed knife meets a bit of resistance.
  • It is also important to drain the potatoes well after cooking to prevent gumminess.
  • Drain potatoes well and return pan to low heat to dry thoroughly.
  • Using a ricer, rice potatoes into pan.
  • With a wooden spoon blend in butter, then warm milk or half-and-half.
  • Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and a big pinch of black pepper, or to taste.
  • Serve immediately.
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