Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Recipe: Mashed Potatoes

This one's really simple guys, but also really tasty. Mashed potatoes form an important part of several other recipes we'll be covering in the future, so I felt it was important show you how it works now.


4 or 5 medium potatoes (or more smaller ones or less larger ones)

3 Tablespoons butter

1/3 cup of milk or a couple splashes of heavy cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Here's how it works:

1. Wash and peel the potatoes (some people like to leave the peels on, but I don't like the

2. Cut the taters up into bite sized pieces

3. Dump the chunks into a pot and cover them with water.

4. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat, and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

5. Drain the contents of the pot through a colander (one of those bowl looking things with the
holes) and dump them into a large mixing bowl

6. Using a hand mixer on a slow setting, mix the ingredients until smooth. Try not to over mix, or the potatoes will come out gluey.

You can spice the dish up a bit by adding garlic, cheese, or any number of different ingredients. Experiment a bit. The mashed potatoes are delicious on their own, but they offer a great opportunity for creativity.

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