Traditional Mashed Potatoes
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Serves: 6
  • 4½ pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed in 2-inch pieces
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a large pot, boil the potatoes in salted water on high heat for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to a simmering boil and cook the potatoes until a fork can easily poke through the potatoes - about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat and carefully strain the potatoes over a sink. Return the potatoes to the pot. In a large microwave safe bowl, heat the milk in the microwave for 90 seconds. Add the warm milk and the butter to the pot. Mash the potatoes, milk, and butter together with a potato masher. Season with salt and pepper.
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