Easy Basic Mashed Potatoes

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Easy Basic Mashed Potatoes. Homemade mashed potatoes are much better than the flake ones and you will have them ready in no time.

Easy Basic Mashed Potatoes. Homemade mashed potatoes are much better than the flake ones and you will have them ready in no time.

Easy Basic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Potatoes about 6-7 potatoes
  • 8 Tablespoons Butter melted, plus 2 more for the top
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream *half and half or whole milk may be used
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt or to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place peeled potatoes in a large pot (5 Qt+) and cover potatoes with cold water. Never start with hot water or the potatoes will overcook on the outside and be under cooked in the middle.
  • Bring to a boil and cook until easily pierced with a knife, about 20-25 min depending on the size of your potatoes.
  • Drain potatoes well.
  • Mash the potatoes with your mixer.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave and warm the cream in a separate bowl. Do NOT mix together.
  • Stir the butter into the potatoes.
  • Add the cream and salt and pepper and stir again until smooth.
  • Serve with additional butter or gravy on top!

 

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