Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Smashed Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled (and halved if large)

4 tablespoons salt

3/4 to 1 cup milk, heated

2 tablespoons butter


  1. In a saucepan, combine the potatoes with cold water to cover and add salt. Bring to a boil and simmer until tender. Drain and return potatoes to pot. Mash with potato masher or fork until coarsely mashed. Add 3/4 cup milk and salt and pepper to taste. If a creamier consistency is desired, add the remaining 1/4 cup milk.;