Friday, March 18, 2011

Mashed potatoes

mashed potatoes

Just wanted to have a basic mashed potato recipe on hand--and this was it for me!

1 lb red potatoes
1 TBSP. butter
1/3 C skim milk
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp (or more to taste) salt

Fill a medium size pot with water and turn to high heat. Meanwhile, wash potatoes and chop into quarters (no need to peel!) Once water is boiling,reduce heat to medium, add potatoes and cook for 10-15 minutes, checking to see when potatoes are fork-tender. (meaning, you can stick a fork in and have it slide out easily). DO NOT overcook!!

Drain potatoes and put back into the pot--add milk and butter, and start mashing. It might seem like too much milk it first, but keep mashing and stirring and it will become the right consistency! Add salt and pepper - to taste.
Makes 4-5  (1/2 C) servings  3 pt+

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