Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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  • 2 pounds potatoes (russets or yukon golds)
  • ½ cup half-and-half
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper
  1. Let's get started. Take your potatoes and peel them. Then cut them in a few big pieces. Like three or four pieces. Sure they will cook for a bit longer but they will also suck in less water and taste better because of it. Now put those cut potatoes into a pot, cover them with cold water and add some salt. Bring them to boil and then let them simmer for about 15 minutes. How do you know your potatoes are cooked? Pierce one with a knife or a fork - if its soft then it's done.
  2. Now comes a little trick that will get rid of even more water and will make this homemade mashed potatoes recipe taste even better. First drain the potatoes and then return them to your pot and put them back on your stove set to low heat. This will make all the excess water evaporate. Just be careful you don't burn them.
  3. Now its time to mash the potatoes. Add some more salt and pepper (taste the potatoes!) and add warm half milk half cream and butter to your mashed potatoes. Then use a wire masher or a potato ricer or whatever... :) even a fork will work if you are in the wilderness :) and mash the potatoes. And you are done and this homemade mashed potatoes recipe is finished.
  4. Bon apetit!
Recipe by Mashed Potatoes Recipe at http://www.mashed-potatoes-recipe.com/homemade-mashed-potatoes-recipe/