Thanksgiving: Mashed Potatoes
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A basic guideline for how I make mashed potatoes on the stovetop.
I can’t imagine Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes, so I made a big batch for my family.
This is more or less the general method I use to make mashed potatoes – I chop up a bag of Yukon Gold (or Russet) potatoes and put them in a big pot, fill it with water, add a generous pinch of salt and boil until tender.
Drain and return to the hot pot. Drop in a few tablespoons of butter, a few generous splashes of milk, and a few big dollops of sour cream. Season well with salt and pepper and mash to your desired consistency.
Sometimes I add cream cheese, and sometimes I peel the potatoes – it’s totally up to how rich you want them. If they’re too thick, add more milk.
They’re always great! I topped them with some of the gravy that my in-laws brought over, and it was perfect!
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Those look yummy! Love your mini Staub pots, too! Happy Belated Thanksgiving.
Happy belated Turkey Day to you, too!! I totally picked up those pots at a warehouse sale last week…score!
Love the presentation of these! I’m sure they were delicious at Thanksgiving!
Wonderful mashed potatoes, love those little pots, where did you get those.