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Mashed Potatoes

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These basic mashed potatoes are great tasting and easy to prepare.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds potatoes
  • water to cover
  • salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Preparation:

Peel potatoes and cut into large chunks. Cover and cook in boiling salted water for 15 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes. Put potatoes through a ricer or mash in a large mixing bowl until no lumps remain. Add milk in small amounts, beating after each addition, until desired consistency is reached. Add butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper, beating until mashed potatoes are light and fluffy.
Makes enough mashed potatoes for 6 to 8.

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