Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Traditional Mashed Potatoes

There is absolutely nothing healthy about mashed potatoes. They are basically just a vehicle for cream, butter and gravy, but they taste so good and no Thanksgiving table is complete without a large bowl of them. I didn't really measure anything here but I'll give an approximation.

Traditional Mashed Potatoes
Serves about 12 people.

  • 5lbs Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped in quarters
  • ~1c. Heavy cream (light cream, half and half, or even whole milk work as well. I just had leftover heavy cream from my Chocolate-Caramel Pecan Torte)
  • ~8tbls Salted butter
  • Handful of salt

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add chopped potatoes. Cook until soft, drain in a colander and add back to pot. Beat with hand mixer adding the cream and butter as you mix. Continue beating until creamy, add salt and serve immediately.

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