"By using a few clever cooking tips and top quality ingredients, anyone can make firm (not runny) really tasty mashed potatoes to die for...I am always asked to please bring my potatoes, or to tell why my potatoes taste like potatoes with so much flavor. Now my secrets belong to you also. Hugs, and enjoy! Be prepared for compliments :>)" — Susiq2
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firm russet potatoes, scrubbed
heavy cream at room temperature
unsalted butter at room temperature
dry instant mashed potato flakes, or as needed
salt and ground white pepper to taste
not as good as home made with the instant mashed potato in it, but not bad as it is. I did it both way the optional way, with out the instant mashed potato I like
Could be worse. It just didn't have any bacon in it. That was a downer.
I did not have heavy cream on hand but I did have fat free half-n-half, which I used instead. I did not use the full pint, just enough to get the potatoes nice and fluffy. VERY good--it reminded me of the mashed potatoes that Grandma made when I was little. NO leftovers, the boys ate it all.
Great idea!! I used Yukon gold and the results were 'golden'! (The steaming time of 20 minutes listed seems a little short, especially given the size of most russets. After 25 minutes, the smaller Yukon golds were not quite fork tender yet.) I mashed mine with the skins - that's where all the nutrients are! Hands down, the BEST mashed potatoes I've ever made!! And I hate instant potato flakes, but what a great way to save runny mashed potatoes! (For those making comments about the instant potatoes: Please READ the directions: she says to only add them if needed for consistency! A better option than runny potatoes, in my opinion!) Thank you for the GREAT idea!
This is a very good basic mashed potato recipe. I left out the instant potato flake.The results was a creamy tasty mashed potato dish. Comfort food at its best.
Loved these--made them last night and they came out delicious. I did not end up needing the instant flakes, although I have used them before as a backup. The heavy cream is soooooo perfect in these! Thank you Susiq2!
Very tasty. We all loved it. Simply delicious.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Absolute Best Mashed Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 405
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