SIMPLE MASHED POTATOES

SIMPLE MASHED POTATOES

Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, desired amount (about 1-2 potatoes per person)

1.         Scrub and peel potatoes and cut into even-sized chunks.

2.         Place potato chunks in a large pot and barely cover with water.

3.         Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to medium and cook until all potatoes are tender (about 15-20 minutes.)

4.         Reserve 1 to 2 cups of the potato cooking water, depending on the amount of potatoes used.  Drain potatoes.

5.         Mash potatoes by hand with a potato masher, adding back in cooking water as needed, to he desired consistency.  If you prefer whipped potatoes, process drained cooked potatoes in a food processor just until smooth, adding in reserved cooking water as needed.

Variations-

For increased fiber and nutrients, leave potatoes unpeeled.

For richer potatoes, replace some of the added cooking water with heated unsweetened, plain non-dairy milk (e.g. soy, oat, rice milk.)

For Simple Garlic Mashed Potatoes – add cloves of roasted garlic to potato chunks before mashing or whipping.

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