When you do Thanksgiving for 14 people, you need to be sure to have more than enough mashed potatoes! No one wants to get gypped on their doggy bag! This recipe is so incredibly easy, and so worth it! Peel the potatoes whenever you have extra time and store them in a pot of water until ready to cook! Check what else I am up to on my Teacher. Foodie. Athlete. Does Thanksgiving post!
5 pounds red potatoes – peeled and halved
1 stick butter – cut into chunks
1 cup whole milk (feeling decadent, go for cream!)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1. Place potatoes in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Allow to cook for approximately 20 minutes or until tender.
2. Strain water from potatoes, and return to stove over medium-low heat. Add butter and milk to the potatoes and mash using a potato masher. I like to leave mine a bit lumpy. Stir occasionally until butter and milk are incorporated and hot.
3. Stir in salt and pepper to taste and serve while still piping hot!