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Simple Mashed Potatoes

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Simple Mashed Potatoes
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Recipe type: Side, Potatoes
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 medium-large potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
  • water (enough to fill to just below or at steamer basket bottom)
  • 1 t salt, to taste
  • 2 T olive oil
  • ½ to 1 C milk (or more, if you want them creamier - 1 C was perfect for me)
Instructions
  1. Pour cold water into a medium or large pot. Fill to just below or at steamer basket bottom.
  2. Place steamer basket in pot and fill with quartered potatoes.
  3. Steam, covered, until soft, about 25-30 minutes (potatoes should pierce easily with a fork).
  4. Remove potatoes from pot and place in a bowl (or back into dried out pot, or stand mixer). Add milk, salt, and olive oil. Mash to desired consistency (using a potato masher, hand blender, stand mixer...).
  5. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
Notes
These are simple, basic mashed potatoes. You could add: pepper, chives, parsley, roasted garlic, cheese, bacon, butter, or anything else that sounds yummy. You could, of course, also top them with gravy (but, alongside the chicken, I didn't think they needed any).

 

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