How to make mashed potatoes

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How to make mashed potatoes
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • Milk
  1. Peel and quarter potatoes. Cook, uncovered, in a small amount of boiling water, slightly salted for 20 to 25 minutes or till tender. Drain. Mash with a potato masher or beat with an electric mixer on low speed. Add butter and salt and pepper to taste. Gradually beat in enough milk (2 to 4 tablespoons) to make light and fluffy.
Tip: Use warm milk. Double or Triple to make more!


  1. I took afew cooking lessons to get ready for cooking thanksgiving for the first time. They told us to avoid using beaters for mashing and put the hot potatoes through a ricer instead. It doesn’t beat out the starch, and in turn makes the most wonderful mashed potatoes I’ve ever eaten. They aren’t super expensive, and a lot of people have them lying around from hand me down kitchen stuff. Just wanted to throw the option out there, I was excited to try it and find out it worked!

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