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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 4
  • 15 min
  • 30 min
  • $
Gatheredtable
inspired by  Mary, Gatheredtable Founder

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions

Prep: 1. Peel and cut potatoes into 1 1/2-inch-thick slices (you can also leave peels on). Make: 1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water; add 1 tablespoon salt, bring to a simmer. 2. Keep at a low simmer until a knife slips in and out easily. Drain potatoes. 3. Meanwhile, warm milk over low in a small saucepan or slowly in the microwave. 4. Mash potatoes to desired consistency, then mix in butter. Add in warm milk, mashing continuously. Add pepper and salt to taste; mash to combine. Serve immediately.

Notes

To bring the potatoes up a notch try adding 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

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