Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Jane Whittaker


This is deticated to all our beginner cooks out there.
Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food, and are really easy to do, yet most cookbooks don't even mention them.
Every one here has a way of making them, here's my way.

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4 to 6
10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


3 to 4 large
potatoes, russetts are the best
4 Tbsp
butter (1/2 stick)
1/4 c
1/2 tsp
each salt and pepper or to taste


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1Peel and dice the potatoes into 1 inch or larger pieces, the potatoes will cook faster if they are smaller.

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2Cover potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil, keep an eye on them to not boil over. When they start to boil, turn heat back a little. if it looks like they are going to boil over, add a little cold water, that will settle them down.

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3When the potatoes are fork tender, not mushy, drain the water off them.

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4Keep in the pot and with an electric mixer, whip til smooth.

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5Add the butter and whip til smooth.

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6Add the salt and pepper

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7Add the milk and whip til smooth

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids