"This is my grandma's recipe for plain old potatoes. They always come out fluffy and tasty! This is one of those old classics at our house...one of the 'nobody makes these like Momma' dishes." — MINNESOTAMOM
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2 1/2 pounds
russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
salt and black pepper to taste
These came out nice, fluffy, and flavorful! I did add a some fresh minced chives and sprinkled some french fried onions on top and these were a great accompaniment to our fish. Basic mashed potatoes that go great with traditional dishes! Thanks MN MOM!!
These were okay. I think the recipe would be better using smaller, red potatoes. They needed to be cooked longer than it says, and they turned out dry. If you are using Yukon gold potatoes, I would suggest cutting them into eight pieces instead of four.
Very good! I can finally make mashed potatoes - I've had disaters before! I also used a masher on the potatoes then whipped them & the other ingredients with my mixer because I like my mashed potatoes creamy! I used evaporated milk in place of the half-&-half (a little more than 1/4 cup), about 1/4 t black pepper, and between 1-2 t salt. I also added about 2 t butter extract so they were more buttery flavored without the added fat/calories. Next time I'm going to try fat free evaporated milk to make them even healthier!
Boy, these are good - don't know what the egg white does, but they came out wonderful!
Great recipe! My first time to make mashed potatoes and they turned out awesome! I used more half and half than called for but I think I had more potatoes. Awesome mashed potatoes!
These are incredibly yummy, by far the best basic mashed potato recipe I've found so far. Be careful not to get overzealous with the lemon juice - if you put too much in, it definitely overpowers and ruins the dish. But it does add a nice touch, so I advise that you not omit it completely. Otherwise, it's open to variation...i've done it with or without the half and half, with roasted garlic, green onions, etc. All quite yum.
the lemon juisce gives it the right hit of flavor and my hubby loves it. It's flavorful and uplifting not weighed down by butter taste.
Very good. I will admit that the lemon was a bit overpowering...I don't think that I will add next time. But still very good. Thanks for the post.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Momma's Mashed Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 91
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