Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes
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Another KilKenney Kitchen basic. These creamy, delicious mashed potatoes are a staple at our house. Great for everyday and the holidays. I encourage you to take this basic recipe and make it your own. Adding sour cream, cream cheese or parmesan cheese will take them to the next level.
Servings Prep Time
10 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Mashed Potatoes
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Rating: 0
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Another KilKenney Kitchen basic. These creamy, delicious mashed potatoes are a staple at our house. Great for everyday and the holidays. I encourage you to take this basic recipe and make it your own. Adding sour cream, cream cheese or parmesan cheese will take them to the next level.
Servings Prep Time
10 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Wash the potatoes. I like Yukon Golds for this recipe. Russet potatoes work well too - both are starchy potatoes. I recommend staying away from red potatoes - they are waxy and tend to get gummy when mashed
  2. Peel the potatoes and place them in a large pot of water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt. I keep the potatoes whole so they absorb less water during the cooking. If you have a couple of really large potatoes, cut them in half
  3. Bring the potatoes to a boil. Reduce the heat to a high simmer (you can see the water boiling, but it's not a rolling boil) and cook until a fork easily goes through the potatoes - about 30 minutes
  4. when the potatoes are almost done, melt the stick of butter - I know that seems like a lot - but remember you are serving 10 people!
  5. Warm the milk in a pan or the microwave
  6. Drain the potatoes in a collendar
  7. Place the potatoes back into the large pot and heat for about 30 seconds over medium heat to dry the remaining water from the potatoes.
  8. Mash the potatoes using a masher. I think the old fashioned way creates delicious creamy potatoes with a lovely texture.
  9. Add the warm butter to the potatoes and stir
  10. Add 1 cup of the warm milk to the potatoes and stir to combine - I use the masher or a large spoon here to incorporate the dairy into the potatoes. Add the 1 teaspoon of salt and the 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  11. Using a spoon, stir the potatoes until they reach the consistency you like. I like mine with a few lumps. If you like them creamier, add a little more warm milk. Taste and adjust the seasonings as necessary
  12. Serve with your favorite chicken, meat or fish - and of course, as the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving turkey.
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