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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Home Made Mashed Potatoes

These are creamy and buttery tasting.
I used Yukon Gold potatoes for this.
It's easy to make homemade mashed potatoes
and well worth the effort. You can flavor
these with rosted garlic, parsley or chives.
This is a simple plain mashed potato recipe.

6 Yukon Gold potatoes
4 cups cold water
Another 4 cups cold water
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
About 3/4 cups milk or cream

Place 4 cups cold water in a sauce pot.
Peel and quarter potaoes, place in pot.
Drain water from pot and add enough fresh
cold water to cover potatoes by two inches.
season potatoes in water with salt.
Place pot on high heat until water boils,
then lower heat to medium-high and cook
potatoes until fork tender.
Drain water and add butter, salt and pepper.
Add milk and using a potato masher press down
and stir to mash the potatoes to your taste.
Cover pot and place back on stove to keep
mashed potatoes warm until removing to serve.

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