Thursday, November 27, 2008

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potato time! Whenever I need an impromptu side I grab some potatoes and heavy cream and make mashed potatoes. I like to use heavy cream b/c it makes them a little thicker. Totally personal preference though. To make them extra special cook your potatoes in chicken stock.

What you need
2 lbs potatoes
3 tbsps butter
½ - ¾ C heavy cream
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground fresh black pepper

How to do it
1. After washing potatoes, peel and cut potatoes in small cubes. Place potatoes in pot and enough water to cover and boil till soft.

2. When potatoes are done (about 20 minutes) drain and place in a large mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper, and butter. Add ½ cup heavy cream. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy.

3. If potatoes seem to be to dry add little more heavy cream.

*For extra special potatoes add ½ tsp of garlic or 1/4 cup of parmesan.