Introduction: How to Make Mashed Potatoes
You will need the following:
- Potato Brush
- Potable Water
- Hand Masher
Step 1: Select (1) Medium Potato Per Person. My Favorite Are Butter Potatoes.
Step 2: Peel Each Potato, Cutting Out the Bad Spots. an Example of a Bad Spot Is the Dented Area on the Bottom of the Potato on the Right in the Previous Picture.
Step 3: Wash Peeled Potatoes With a Potato Brush, Re-checking for Blemishes.
Step 4: Select a Pot Twice the Size of the Potatoes.
Step 5: Dice Potatoes Into Similar-sized Pieces.
Step 6: Put Diced Potatoes Into a Pot With Water So That the Water Is ½” Above the Potatoes.
Step 7: Add Salt to the Water (1/2 Tsp Per Potato).
Step 8: Turn Burner to Medium Heat.
Step 9: Boil Potatoes Until They Are Fork Tender (approx. 5-8 Minutes).
Step 10: Strain Potatoes and Place Into a Mixing Bowl.
Step 11: Use Hand Masher to Mash (and Stir) Potatoes.
Step 12: Add Butter (1 Tsp Per Potato) and Cream (1/2-1 Cup) in Small Increments to Desired Taste.
Step 13: Stir Together and You're Finished!
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