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Mashed Potatoes, Simply

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“I searched for a simple mashed potato recipe and wasn't too excited by anything I found. I didn't want to use a lot of ingredients, I wanted something simple and straightforward. I eventually just turned to my cookbooks and found this one and we enjoyed it very much. If you like your mashed potatoes lumpy, then mash them with a fork or potato masher. If you like them really smooth, you're better off with a food mill or ricer. If you don't want to add milk you can substitute some of the potato-cooking water.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the potatoes in a pot with cold salted water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until soft, about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes, then mash them well (or put through a food mill or ricer).
  3. Return them to the pot over very low heat and stir in the butter and gradually add the milk, beating with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve immediately or keep warm or reheat in a microwave.

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