Smash potatoes chunky and rustic, or mash them silky smooth.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2014

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Credit: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 225°. Place potatoes in a large saucepan with cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and spread potatoes in a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan. Bake 15 minutes.

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  • Bring milk and butter to a simmer over medium heat. (Do not boil.)

  • Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Add hot milk mixture; mash potatoes with a potato masher. Slowly add buttermilk, mashing to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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