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Mashed Potatoes

Very simple and easy recipe of potato purée (mashed potatoes).

Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients for 4 persons:

  • 2 pounds potatoes (cut into large pieces). If you don’t like the skins, you can also peal them.
  • 3/4 cup milk.
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter – softened.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Cook time: 35 minutes.
Yield: 4 Servings.


  1. Put potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by at least 1 inch
  2. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer. Add a big pinch of salt and continue to simmer until potatoes are tender (test with a fork) about 20 minutes.
  3. When potatoes are done drain them and put the potatoes back into the pot to dry.
  4. Mash potatoes with a food mill or potato ricer into pot.
  5. Heat the milk in a saucepan and then add hot milk to potatoes.
  6. Stir over heat until smooth and add butter and beat until finely textured and fluffy. If too stiff add a bit more milk. Enjoy.


I also add a little garlic powder every once in a while to spice up the taste.

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  1. Janett:

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