5 lbidaho or russet potatoes peeled and quartered
1 boxidahoan brand instant potato flakes (use only enough to get the consistancy you want)
1 Tbspminced garlic
·enough water to cover potatoes
How to Make MASHED POTATOES
- Pour salt and garlic in water and add potatoes. MAKE SURE THE WATER JUST COVERS THE POTATOES. Boil until tender. Take a hand mixer and begin to beat the potatoes right in the water. They will be runny of course. Add the stick of butter and the instant potatoes just a little at a time because they puff up, and continue to beat until you have the consistancy you want. The more you beat the potatoes the creamier they become. Season with salt and pepper to taste. You should have a large pot of the creamiest whipped potatoes you ever tasted. The flavor is really good but if you are one to add sour cream, beat it in as the last ingredient.
- NOTE: Perhaps you don't need enough potatoes to feed an army. I make these potatoes one time and put leftovers in zip lock bags and freeze. Then I thaw them out and open the bag and microwave them for other meals. Saves alot of time.
- NOTE: If you like twice baked potatoes, these leftover potatoes can be used to add to the baked potatoes you're making to really fill them up more. Sometimes there's not enough potato to fill those skins up like you see in pictures.