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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Favorite Mashed Potatoes

We love mashed potatoes at our house! Actually we love potatoes in general.  And I can't do instant....I just can't!  I just never have really liked them.  There are a lot of things I can take shortcuts on or make "from the box."  But I have to do potatoes from scratch!

Today I'm sharing my "recipe."  I'm using the quotes, because I don't actually have an exact recipe.  It's one of those foods that I just sort of throw together.  But I do have some approximations for you at least!

Also, while we're on the subject of mashed potatoes, I should tell you that Tater Mitts are awesome! My husband bought me some not long after they came out at the stores, and I love them! (So much that my hubby and I even have a song that we sing about the tater mitts....yeah, we're just a kind of a little bit nuts!)  Anyway I use these every time I make mashed potatoes. (The secret is boiling your potatoes for about 20 minutes---skin & all...not chopped---and then the skin comes right off.  The instuctions that come with the mitts say 8 minutes I think....but I always do it for 20-25 minutes.  And then after you do your peeling and chopping, you just put them back in your pot to cook till they are done.) It's so easy and quick!

Recipe for Favorite Mashed Potatoes
4-6 potatoes (boiled, peeled chopped)
about 3 heaping spoonfuls of mayo
little milk (I'd say about 1/2 a cup)
Morton's Nature's Season  (or salt/pepper/garlic salt)

Directions: Peel, chop, and boil your potatoes. (Or boil, peel, chop, and boil, if using tator mitts.) Drain the water off your potatoes. Add your milk and mayo. Stir.  Add seasonings. (I generally add, then stir, then add, then stir, until I have it right.)   Stir until  you reach desired consistency.  (We like ours a little lumpy.)



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