Family Favorite: Mashed Potato Recipe

mashed-potatoOne of Dutch People’s favorite dish is the mashed potatoes.

The trick here is to return the drained potatoes back to the saucepan for a few minutes to dry them a bit over medium-low heat before mashing. Trust us, it makes a difference!

* 4 mediumpotatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks

* 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided

* 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

* 1/4 to 2/3 cup hot milk or cream

In large saucepan, combine 5 cups water, potatoes and 1 tsp. of the salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain potatoes thoroughly in colander. Return to saucepan; heat over medium-low heat 1to 2 minutes to dry potatoes, stirring occasionally. In saucepan, mash potatoes with potato masher or fork, or beat with electric hand mixer until chunky. Stir in butter, remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ½ cup of the hot milk. Add additional milk, a little at a time, if necessary, for desired consistency. Season to taste with additional salt, if desired. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

3 Comments on Family Favorite: Mashed Potato Recipe

  1. Jordasche Bledsoe
    October 8, 2009 at 12:44 am (5 years ago)

    I don’t care too much for mashed potatoes until they are made really yummy. I do however like potatoes in every other fashion possible my favorite being baked. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Badet
    October 8, 2009 at 6:24 am (5 years ago)

    I like my mashed potatoes to be creamy, just like that of KFC’s. =)

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  3. DorothyL
    October 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm (5 years ago)

    Those looks absolutely delicious. I love adding cheddar chees to mine for variety also :)

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