What is a simple recipe for mashed potatoes?


Quick Answer

To make basic mash potatoes place 2 pounds unpeeled potatoes in a large saucepan. Pour 2 cups of cold water over the top, add 2 tablespoons salt, and simmer for 45 minutes. Drain and peel the potatoes, add 1 cup heated milk, 1/2 to 1 stick butter, and mash together.

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Simply Recipes features a recipe for mashed potatoes that has a preparation time of 10 minutes and a cook time of 25 minutes. Begin by placing 1 1/2 pounds peeled and quartered Yukon gold potatoes into a medium saucepan. Add cold water until the potatoes are covered by 1 inch of water. Heat on high until the water boils, then reduce heat, and cover. Allow the potatoes to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. In a small saucepan melt 4 tablespoons heavy cream with 2 tablespoons butter. Put cooked, drained potatoes into a bowl, and pour in the heated cream and butter. Mash together, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk, and beat until potatoes are at desired consistency.

To prepare mashed potatoes in a slow cooker, place 5 pounds peeled and quartered potatoes in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add 1 tablespoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon butter and 1 cup water. Place lid on the slow cooker, and set to high. Let potatoes cook for four hours, and then remove the lid. Add 1 1/2 cups warm milk and 1 cup sour cream. With a potato masher, mash ingredients together. Add more milk if needed, and season with salt and pepper.

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