Mashed potatoes. It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without them. The gravy would be lonely and the yams would have no one to sit next to on the buffet table. All joking aside, there'd be some pretty disappointed dinner guests if these guys didn't show up to the party.
Here are a few tips to making the perfect mashed potatoes - every time
Consider using chicken broth instead of cream. It gives certain richness to the dish that is unbeatable (IMHO).
If you're going to use dairy, use the good stuff. I'm talking real butter and whole milk.
Don't forget to season. There's nothing worse than flavorless potatoes. Taste them before you serve them to make sure there's enough salt.
Use a mixer to whip up your potatoes, but be careful not to over whip. Do it just enough to get that light and airy consistence that we all love.
Moms, can you share any other helpful mashed potato tips here?