Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are so yummy.  Everyone who has them loves them.  This is how my Mom makes them and so it's how I make them.  
  • 3 lbs. of Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 C. half and half
  • ½ T. kosher salt
  • 1 t. black pepper
  1. Peel and cut potatoes into fourths and boil for 20 minutes or until tender on a rolling boil
  2. Drain potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl
  3. Add the butter and mix until butter is melted
  4. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the potatoes
  5. Using a mixer, slowly add the half and half and whip the potatoes until they are smooth and creamy
  6. Serve immediately
 Tips and Tricks:
  • If you can’t get Yukon Gold potatoes, get red.  Do not use russet potatoes.
  • If you can’t serve the potatoes immediately, place the bowl with the mashed potatoes over a boiling pot of water.  The steam from the water will keep the bowl warm and thereby keep the potatoes warm as well, without continuing to cook them.  I use a stainless steel bowl for this project and it works great.

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