Mashed and Mixed Potatoes; Basic

Mashed and Mixed Potatoes; Basic

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. Yukon gold or red potatoes , peeled (if desired) and cut into 2-inch pieces. (9 medium potatoes)
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 to ¾ cup milk, whipping cream, half and half, or light cream

Directions

  1. In a large sauce pan cook potatoes, covered, in lightly salted boiling water for 20-25 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. Press through a ricer, mash with a potato masher, or beat with an electric mixer on low speed. Add the ¼ cup butter, the salt, and pepper. Gradually beat in milk to make mixture light and fluffy.