"These mashed potatoes are too fattening to have on a regular basis. I only make these on holidays, and everyone wonders what's in them that's makes them so rich..." — Saltair4
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red potatoes, peeled and quartered
salt and pepper to taste
This is similar to how I make mine. Just a hint to those of you that complained of gooey, etc. Heat the cream/milk and butter before mixing it. Never use cold milk and butter. I just heat it 30-60 seconds in the microwave when I'm ready for it.
I'm sorry, but I didn't like these. Maybe I should have mashed them by hand instead of using an electric mixer. The texture was like adding elmer's glue! Might try again using half & half instead of heavy cream and more butter.
I had a 10 pound bag of white potatoes, so I used them instead. Peeled all but 5 in the bag and quartered them and cooked them on low until they were falling apart. Drained, mashed and added salt & pepper, 2 sticks real butter, 4 oz cream cheese and heavy cream to get the consistency I wanted. After mashing and beating with hand mixer, I put in my crock pot dotted with some more butter on low for 1-1/2 to 2 hours until the rest of the meal was ready. They were the best mashed potatoes ever!
I thought these were great. I left the potatoes a little lumpy because I like them that way and added the milk (I didn't have or need the cream) until they were just right. Next time I will add a little garlic while the potatoes are cooking.
These are awesome. I make these all the time for my husband who loves them. I do add some garlic powder or roasted garlic to mix it up a bit. Thanks for posting. A keeper.
Since being vegan, I tried this recipe with soy milk creamer, tasted like you used real half and half. Plus it cuts down the fat drastically.
Holidays Only? Just substitute fat free dairy product for heavy cream and you can have them every day. I used 3/4 cup and 1t garlic powder. My family thought they were rich and creamy and went back for seconds. Thanks Nancy.
o.k. -- was afraid the use the entire amount of cream as I thought it would make the potatoes too runny.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Holiday ONLY Mashed Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 164
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