Basic Mashed Potatoes

Basic Mashed Potatoes
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Ingredients

  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • Salt
  • 4 pounds russet potatoes

Wash and peel the potatoes, then cut them into large chunks and place in a large pot. Cover the potatoes with cold water by 1 to 2 inches and add a generous amount of salt. (You want the water to taste like the ocean.) Place the pot on the stove over high heat. Once the water boils, reduce th...

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Variations on Basic Mashed Potatoes

  • Basic Mashed Potatoes
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 2 pounds russet (baking) or red potatoes
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Basic Mashed Potatoes
    • 1/4 cup butter, softened
    • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
    • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
    • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
    • +2 other ingredients
  • Basic Mashed Potatoes
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
    • Salt
    • 4 pounds russet potatoes


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