Creamy mashed potatoes, a classic recipe shows you the steps of back to basic. An awesome side dish that goes with any feast.
Total Time: 55 Minutes
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Active Cook Time: 30 Minutes
This is another hand-me-down recipe.
Different people have different preference when it comes to mashed potatoes in texture and taste. Some like with skin, chunky, garlicky, creamy or somewhere in between of the combination of what I just mentioned earlier. My extended family likes to serve it creamy.
This mashed potatoes recipe is purposefully made to be plain so that it will pair with the baked ham recipe with cocktail juice gravy very well.
In fact, due to its simple flavor, it is very versatile to make some leftover dishes.
Start preparing this dish about 45-60 minutes before the completion of the baked ham recipe.
To keep it warm until dinner is served, cover the bowl with aluminum foil and keep it in the warm oven.
I personally love very garlicky mashed potatoes. Since we are making the creamy version, you need to put in minced garlic, instead of a whole clove, into the potatoes.
Why? It will guarantee that everything is mixed and blended well. Otherwise, you could have a chunk of garlic in a bite. I don't think your guest or you would like that.
4-5 lbs (1.8-2.2kg) Russet potatoes (peeled; cut into about 2" cubes)
4 tablespoons Butter + more
1/2 cup (4oz / 101g) Whole milk + more
Water (to cover the potatoes)
1 1/2 teaspoon Salt (divided)
Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
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