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Classic Mashed Potatoes

Equal parts potato to butter and cream, classic mashed potatoes are almost as essential to the Thanksgiving table as turkey.

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Equal parts potato to butter and cream, classic mashed potatoes are almost as essential to the Thanksgiving table as turkey.

For a fluffier mash, choose mealy russet potatoes and rinse twice – once before boiling and once afterwards. If you like your potatoes ultra creamy, go with a waxier variety like Yukon Gold.

And because the perfect bite is a balance between sweet, tangy and savory – your mashed potatoes won’t feel quite complete without puddles of Classic Gravy and generous swirl of Simple Cranberry Sauce .

Classic Mashed Potatoes

  • 20m
  • 25m
  • 45m

Ingredients

  • 10 large baking potatoes
  • 3 tbsp. coarse sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 lb butter
  • 3 c cream
  • ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes and chop into 2 inch chunks. Place potatoes in a large stock pot and cover by two inches with filtered water. Add two-thirds of the sea salt.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil, cooking for 20-25 minutes until potatoes mash easily with a fork.
  3. Drain in a large colander. Immediately mash using a potato masher. Fold in butter, cream, and remaining sea salt. Then whip smooth using a hand mixer. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper and additional sea salt.

Nutrition

  • 4
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