Saturday, April 27, 2013

Kelly's Famous Mashed Potatoes

I will admit, I will eat instant potatoes….with  A LOT of additional seasonings! However, there’s nothing like eating homemade mashed potatoes. This recipe is so easy and it is absolutely delicious! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
-About 5-7 Russet Potatoes (enough to fill the bottom of your large pot or dutch oven, as whole potatoes)
-1 Tablespoon Salt
-1/2 Cup Butter (1 stick)
-2 Tablespoons Milk
-Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Seasoning
-2 Green Onions, chopped
-Peel the potatoes and cut them into about 1-inch cubes. Place them in your pot or dutch oven and cover with water. Throw in 1 Tablespoon of salt. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender. You will know they are ready when you can easily poke a fork through them.
-Drain Potatoes. While the potatoes are draining, add the stick of butter to the original pot. No need to keep the heat on the stove, but I normally place my pot on the same burner, so that it keeps the pot warm. Place the stick of butter in the pot and let it melt. Again, you do not need to turn the burner back on, the warmth from cooking the potatoes earlier will melt the butter.
-Add the 2 Tablespoons of Milk once the butter has melted. Then add the potato cubes. Add salt, pepper and Garlic Seasoning (use your own judgement depending on how much seasoning you want.
-Start Mashing! I use a potato masher, but you can throw everything into an electric mixer if you don’t have the time to hand mash. I prefer hand mashing, it only takes about 5 minutes.
-Now, taste! Sometimes I need to add a little more milk and a little more butter to get the taste I’m looking for. Taste often! Add milk and butter until you get the consistency that you like. I also add a little more salt sometimes.
-Once you get the consistency that you like, chop up two green onions and throw them into the potato mix. Mash together and then serve!