Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes |

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8 October 2012



Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes


6 large potatoes - washed, peeled and diced
4 tbsp milk
2 tbsp butter
6 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil the potatoes in salt water until they are fully cooked and soft.
  • Drain them thoroughly in a colander, the last thing that you want is watery potatoes.
  • While the potatoes are still hot mash them with a potato masher - until they are broken down to the consisteny of cooked oats.
  • Add the milk, butter and salt and pepper and continue mashing.
  • Do not use a blender to do this as the potato’s consistency will become gooey and sticky.
  • Serve garnished with a few sprigs of parsley.
Cooks Note

A great guideline to determine how many potatoes to boil for Thanksgiving dinner is:
One large potato per person and a few extra in case people want seconds.

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