Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Favorite Mashed Potatoes


I’m sure you’re thinking mashed potatoes…so what? Well, I happen to think that these mashed potatoes contain a secret ingredient that make them so much better and I’m not talking about butter, I’m talking about whipping cream. My mom made plenty of mashed potatoes growing up, but I guess I never really paid much attention to how she made them. So several years ago, when the hubby and I were newly married I had to search through cookbooks to find out how to make the perfect mashed potatoes. Since finding this recipe, I haven’t deviated. I love how creamy and perfectly seasoned the potatoes are. It’s the perfect comfort food! It is also a great compliment to the Roast with onion-mushroom gravy I posted about yesterday.

Simple Mashed Potatoes

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2 1/2 lbs red potatoes

1/4 cup butter

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3/4 cup whipping cream

Bring potatoes and cold water to cover to a boil in a large Dutch oven; boil 25 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Beat potatoes at low speed with an electric mixer just until mashed. Add 1/4 cup butter, salt, and pepper, beating until butter is melted. Gradually add cream, beating just until smooth. Serve immediately.

Source: Southern Living Slow-Cooker Cookbook, Oxmoor House, Inc, 2006

1 comment:

Kristina said...

This look so good! I am a potato junkie, so I can't wait to try this. Made the sloppy joes last night and they were a success! I even had one for lunch today. Thank you thank you!