How to Make Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Mash Maker. If you’re like me, Mashed Potatoes are kinda the most important part of a “meat & potatoes” meal. At family dinners, I am usually assigned the task of potato masher. I guess you could say I’m the Mash Maker. This recipe for Garlic Mashed Potatoes is adapted from Scott Nelson’s Garlic Mashed Idaho Potato Pizza. It’s a good, straight forward recipe that can be customized however you like. For added instruction and entertainment, watch the Mashed Potato Pizza Video which starts with a demonstration of these potatoes.

Ingredients for Garlic Mashed Potatoes:
4 pounds Idaho Red Potatoes
3 tbsp butter (plus 1 tbsp for garnish, optional)
1 cup milk (or buttermilk)
1/2 cup sour cream (or ricotta cheese)
4 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tbsp)
1 green onion, diced (about 2 tbsp)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
salt & pepper to taste (up to 3 tbsp kosher salt, 1/2 tsp pepper)

Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Notes: Makes 8 cups mashed potatoes. For best taste, add the garlic while the potatoes are still very hot. Buttermilk and ricotta cheese make a richer Mashed Potato, milk or chicken broth are lighter options. For added instruction and entertainment, watch the Mashed Potato Pizza Video which starts with a demonstration of these potatoes.

Directions:
1) Wash and dry Idaho Red Potatoes. Peel, reserving a good amount of skin.
2) Chop into uniform pieces and cook, covered, until fork tender.
3) Drain potatoes and add garlic, butter and green onion.
4) Begin mashing and add milk.
5) Fold in sour cream.
6) Season with salt and pepper.
7) Garnish with one tablespoon melted butter, if desired.

CONFUSION CUISINE?
Watch the Mashed Potato Pizza Video
How about using some of those Mashed Potatoes on a Mashed Potato Pizza? Watch the Mashed Potato Pizza Video.

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3 Responses to “How to Make Mashed Potatoes Recipe”

  1. troy
    11/4/2011 at 8:03 am #

    Always warm your milk and butter before mixing. The cold butter and milk will turn the starch in your spuds to sugar. I also use homemade ranch dressing when I have the time to make it.

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