Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

This creamy mashed potato recipe is a simple one to prepare. Serves 12

4-5 potatoes (to fill a 2 quart pot about 3/4 full)
Salt to taste
1Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp cream or milk

1.  Peel potatoes (we use red) and chop into 1 and 1/2 inch pieces.
2.  Fill pot with water to about 1/3 of the pot, add a dash salt.
3.  Turn heat to high until it starts to boil then turn to low.
4.  Once potatoes are fork tender, drain the pot.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Using a potato masher, mash until smooth.  Mash in the butter.  Add the cream (we use heavy cream).   Mash in the cream using a vigorous stirring motion with the masher until you whip the mixture.

Estimator: If each person eats 1/2 pound, here’s how many potatoes you’ll need: 4 people – 2 pounds (4 large potatoes) 6 people – 3 pounds (6 large potatoes) 12 people – 6 pounds (12 large potatoes).

Notes:  Russet potatoes also work well with this recipe.  Potatoes in a bag marked mashing potatoes are quite creamy on their own so you may want to use only 1 Tbsp of cream.

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