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Mashed Potatoes have been a staple for generations but there are a few tricks you have to know to making them turn out great and easily!
This is a popular and easy side dish to make for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any gathering! And it freezes up great for later!
Wash then, if you like them peeled, peel them! Or leave the skins on, if you like. Just cut out any bruises or sprouting eyes.
Cut your potatoes before so they are all about the same size before boiling. Large, whole potatoes and especially of mixed sizes, cook unevenly. Even equal sized smaller pieces cook faster and more evenly. .
Boil the potatoes in a large pot of water, with 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water covering them! . Add the garlic and if you want salt, 1 tablespoon salt to the water. Then boil on high heat until the water starts to boil,. comes to a boil. Boil the potatoes for about 10-12 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle of a potato goes in little resistance. Drain and discard the water.
While the potatoes are boiling, you can heat the butter and milk in a small saucepan (or the microwave) until the butter is just melted.
Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or whatever you have handy. Mash to the consistency you prefer (smooth or coarse)..
Mix everything together, add half of the melted butter mixture and fold it in with a spoon. Then add the remaining butter.
If you like cream cheese fold it in now until just combined to avoid overmixing. Overmixing produces gummy potatoes.
Add any salt, pepper, garlic you prefer Then serve!
|Gas mark||Fahrenheit (°F)||Celsius (°C)||Gas mark||Description|
1/6 fluid oz
0.17 fluid oz
1/2 fluid oz
.52 fluid oz
8 fluid oz
8.3 fluid oz
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