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Momma's Mashed Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Momma's Mashed Potatoes

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"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 of the 'nobody makes these like Momma' dishes."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Place potatoes and lemon juice in a large saucepan, and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain water from potatoes, and use a potato masher to mash. Stir in egg white and butter, and gradually mix in the half-and-half using the masher. Use more or less cream to reach your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 30, 2003

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!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 30, 2003

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.

Nov 07, 2003

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!

Aug 10, 2003

Boy, these are good - don't know what the egg white does, but they came out wonderful!

Jan 01, 2007

My wife prepared these mashed potatoes and they were good. They were a little dry with only a 1/2 cup of half-and-half, but nonetheless, I thought that this was a good all-around hearty batch of mashed tators. It's a winner!

Nov 27, 2006

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!

Nov 22, 2004

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.

Nov 18, 2004

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.


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  • Calories
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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