Nanny's Mashed Potatoes

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Hope Adcox

By
@lovestodance18

My nanny made this for the family all the time, I will never eat biscuits without this recipe! Enjoy!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

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  • 1 c
    water
  • 5 large
    russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 pt
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp
    instant mashed potatoes
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Nanny's Mashed Potatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Pour water into a saucepan. Place a large steamer basket into the saucepan over (not touching) the water, and place the potatoes into the basket.
  2. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover the pan and basket with a lid, and steam potatoes until tender in the center, about 20 minutes.
  3. A skewer inserted into a potato should easily pierce the center. Using tongs to hold hot potatoes, peel them, and set aside. Reserve potato cooking water.
  4. Place 1 cup of cream and the butter into the work bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with mixing paddle, and start the machine on low speed. Mix until the cream and butter are blended; add potatoes, and beat until thoroughly mixed.
  5. As potatoes mash, gradually pour in remaining cup of cream. If potatoes are too stiff, beat in reserved potato cooking water, 1 tablespoon at a time. If potatoes are too runny, beat in instant mashed potato flakes, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.

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About Nanny's Mashed Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy




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