Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are easy to make, but there are many variations.  Here is a simple recipe for this dish:

6 potatoes
1/3 cup of hot milk
2 tablespoons of butter
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Peel the potatoes and cut into small pieces.  Place them in a large pot of salted water and boil for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes break easily when they are pierced with a fork. 

Drain the potatoes and leave them in the pot.  Slowly add some of the hot milk and stir at the same time.  Add the butter.  Now use a potato masher to mash the potatoes.  Slowly add the rest of the milk and add salt and pepper to taste.  You may wish to serve the mashed potatoes with gravy.

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