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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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Everyone thinks of meat and potatoes as the all-American meal. Well, we've got a secret to what we think are the Perfect Mashed Potatoes, and once you try them, we bet you'll agree.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup reserved potato cooking water
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

What to Do

  1. Place potato chunks in a large pot, adding enough water to cover; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium and cook 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  2. Drain potatoes, reserving 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the cooking water; place potatoes in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer or potato masher until smooth. Add butter, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup of reserved potato cooking water. Continue beating until light and fluffy, adding more of reserved potato water if needed to reach desired consistency. Serve immediately.



Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 258
  • Calories from Fat 106
  • Total Fat 12g 18 %
  • Saturated Fat 7.4g 37 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 3.9g 8 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 31mg 10 %
  • Sodium 138mg 6 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 36g 12 %
  • Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22 %
  • Sugars 2.6g 0 %

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To make really good mashed potatoes, you use butter, salt, pepper and evaporated milk. I add just enough milk to make them mushy. Mix with electric mixer until no lumps appear. Regular milk or water makes them thin and watery. You can also add some garlic. I use fresh minced.


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