Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Put the potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough cold water to cover. Season with salt and bring to a simmer; cook, uncovered, until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 45 minutes.

Drain the potatoes. Hold with an oven mitt or kitchen towel and peel off the skins, then transfer the potatoes to a bowl.

Add the butter and warm milk to the bowl and mash with a potato masher or fork (or pass the potatoes through a ricer or food mill for a smoother mash). Season with salt and pepper.

Plan on 1/3 to 1/2 pound potatoes per person for your feast.

Photograph by Levi Brown


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