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Recipe Of The Day **7-3-12**

Posted by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 9:16 AM
  • 5 Replies

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Yukon gold potatoes yield a texture that's just right for holding a pool of flavorful gravy or melted butter.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes about 6 cups
  • Total:43 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Preparation

1. Peel, Boil & Drain. Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch pieces. Bring potatoes, 1 tsp. salt, and cold water to cover to a boil in a medium-size Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 16 to 20 minutes or until fork-tender; drain.

2. Add Creamy Richness. Return potatoes to Dutch oven. Cook until water evaporates and potatoes look dry. Mound potatoes on 1 side; add butter, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. salt to opposite side of Dutch oven. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted and mixture boils.

3. Beat Until Smooth. Remove from heat; beat at medium speed with a hand-held electric mixer 30 seconds to 1 minute or to desired degree of smoothness. (Do not overbeat.) Serve immediately.

by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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Replies (1-5):
August07Mom
by Tiesha on Jul. 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM
I love mashed potatoes!
aenima49
by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Never thought to add cream cheese!

VanBurren
by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I'll eat mashed potatoes any old way you want to fix them!  I add sour cream to mine, but the cream cheese would be wonderful, too!

lillucky8
by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM
Yum i love mashed potatoes
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SweetLuci
by Platinum Member on Jul. 3, 2012 at 8:02 PM

 Yum, love mashed potatoes many different ways.

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