Basic Mashed Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

4 large russet potatoes

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork and roast them in the oven until tender, about 1 hour.
  3. Being careful of the hot potatoes, split them and scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Add the butter and season with salt and a few twists of black pepper. Mash until the butter is melted and the potatoes are smooth. Keep warm until ready to serve.