Basic Mashed Potatoes
Personally, I prefer using a potato masher over an electric beater. I don't like the gummy texture that the beater makes.
Dovetailing tip: Add 1-2 extra potatoes. When done, and before adding butter, milk, salt and pepper, scoop out about 1 cup to save and add in the Garlic-Roesmary Pull-apart Rolls for Meal 3.
|2 pounds||baking potatoes, peeled and quartered|
|salt and pepper to taste|
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.
In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.