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How to Make Mashed Potatoes

Light, creamy mashed potatoes make some of the best comfort food—and with a little gravy are perfect matches for so many main dishes. In this video, you’ll learn how to make mashed potatoes from scratch. You’ll learn the best potatoes for making mashers, like Russet, Yukon Gold, or long white potatoes. We’ll show you how to cut potatoes for boiling and test them for doneness. You’ll see an easy technique for avoiding lumps and clumps before you add any butter and milk. Creamy homemade mashed potatoes and gravy are a simple, perfect side dish for roast beef, turkey, baked chicken, meatloaf, and chicken fried steak. Find the best mashed potato recipes.

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  • Pops

Honestly, is this geared for a 10 year old? Clean potatoes, peel potatoes, boil potatoes, drain, add milk, salt and butter, and mash. Wow, really?

  • mtaylor

not everyone has cooked mashed potatoes, There are beginner cooks out there who might need some simple instructions.

  • candymaster11

I LOVE mashed potatoes!!! But really- everyone knows how to mkae mashed potatoes. You wash, mash, butter. It's simple. Oh, and @Pops, don't criticize 10 year olds!