These are special tasting mashed potatoes.
Make them for a family holiday's table.
I couldn't stop licking the spoon while
making these to test out this recipe.
This is good for making the day ahead and
reheating on low setting in microwave.
8 russet potatoes, peeled
8 cups cold water
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
Dash or two of black pepper
8 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup milk or cream
More salt to adjust seasoning
Cut potatoes into 1" cubes and
place them into a soup pot then
cover the potatoes by 1" with water.
Season water with salt to taste.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat
to simmer for about 20 minutes.
Drain water and place potatoes back
in warm soup pot along with butter,
Herbs De Provence, salt and pepper.
Add in the milk or cream to potatoes.
Stir and use a potato masher to get
them to your desired consistency.
Remove to a storing or serving dish.