Basic mashed potatoes

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds Baking potatoes, cubed
¾ teaspoon Salt
4 tablespoons Butter, softened
1 cup Milk, warmed
⅛ tablespoon Pepper, ground

Bring pot of water and ½ teaspoon salt to boil. Drop in potato chunks. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes, depending on size of potato chunks. Drain and allow potatoes to set for 2 minutes. Return to warm, dry saucepan over medium-low heat. Toss potatoes for about 2 minutes more, then remove from heat and mash potatoes with a fork (or put through a food mill or ricer). Using a wire whisk, hand-held mixer of potato masher, beat in butter and milk 2-3 tablespoons at a time.

Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or keep warm in top half of a double boiler.

Submitted By MICHAEL ORCHEKOWSKI On 08-09-95

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