Mashed Potatoes

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Nutritional Information

Calories 285
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Protein 6.5 g
Fat 7.7 g
Satfat 4.5 g
Carbohydrate 48 g
Fiber 4.3 g
Sodium 537 mg
Cholesterol 22 mg


About 1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
About 3/4 cup milk
About 2 tablespoons butter


1. In a 4- to 5-quart pan over high heat, bring 2 quarts water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil. Add potatoes. Cover and return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes mash easily, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to pan.

2. Meanwhile, in 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan over low heat, warm 3/4 cup milk until steaming (do not boil), about 5 minutes; or heat in a microwave-safe container in a microwave oven on full power (100%), stirring occasionally, about 1 minute.

3. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup of the hot milk to potatoes and mash with a potato masher or an electric mixer on medium speed until mixture is as lumpy or smooth as you like, gradually beating in up to 1/4 cup additional milk and more butter, if desired, until potatoes reach desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

October 2002
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