Introduction: How to Make Mashed Potatoes

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You will need the following:

  • Potatoes
  • Potato Brush
  • Sink
  • Potable Water
  • Knife
  • Pot
  • Cooktop
  • Bowl
  • Strainer
  • Hand Masher
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Cream

Step 1: Select (1) Medium Potato Per Person. My Favorite Are Butter Potatoes.

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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.

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Step 3: Wash Peeled Potatoes With a Potato Brush, Re-checking for Blemishes.

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Step 4: Select a Pot Twice the Size of the Potatoes.

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Step 5: Dice Potatoes Into Similar-sized Pieces.

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Step 6: Put Diced Potatoes Into a Pot With Water So That the Water Is ½” Above the Potatoes.

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Step 7: Add Salt to the Water (1/2 Tsp Per Potato).

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Step 8: Turn Burner to Medium Heat.

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Step 9: Boil Potatoes Until They Are Fork Tender (approx. 5-8 Minutes).

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Step 10: Strain Potatoes and Place Into a Mixing Bowl.

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Step 11: Use Hand Masher to Mash (and Stir) Potatoes.

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Step 12: Add Butter (1 Tsp Per Potato) and Cream (1/2-1 Cup) in Small Increments to Desired Taste.

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Step 13: Stir Together and You're Finished!

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Comments

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-06-20

These is nothing like a good plate of mashed potatoes. It tastes great and it does with almost anything.

One of my favourites. Thanks for sharing. In our side we use raw mustard oil instead of butter. Give a good sting. Only downside is the lingering smell.

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