How to make mashed potatoes, a simple recipe and technique for delicious mashed potatoes, using a mixer on low speed or a hand-held potato masher.
Time Required: 30 minutes
- Peel about 2 pounds of baking potatoes, put them in a large saucepan and cover with water. Add about 1 teaspoon of salt to the water. Bring the water to a boil, cover the pan, and boil gently for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
- Begin to mash the potatoes with 4 tablespoons of butter, using a hand-held potato masher.
- Using a hand-held potato masher or a hand-held electric mixer on the lowest speed, beat or mash the potatoes. Add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of milk or light cream, slowly beating or mashing until you have a smooth and fluffy consistency.
- Stir salt and pepper into the mashed potatoes, to taste.
- Pile the mashed potatoes into a serving dish and enjoy!
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Step-by-Step: How to Make Mashed Potatoes
What You Need
- Large Saucepan
- Potato Masher or Hand-Held Electric Mixer
- Measuring Cup
- Serving Dish
- Serving Spoon
- 2 pounds potatoes
- 1 to 2 teaspoons salt and a little pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk or light cream