Nanny'S Mashed Potatoes Recipe @pinch

Mashed potatoes are a must for any holiday meal, and this is an easy recipe to have handy. Made with basic ingredients, they're very creamy and fluffy. If you prefer buttery mashed potatoes add another 1/4 stick of butter to the heavy cream. My nanny made this for the family all the time. I will never eat biscuits without this recipe. Enjoy!

nannys mashed potatoes
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Potatoes Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 5 large Russet potatoes
  • scrubbed
  • 1 pint(s) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup(s) butter
  • unsalted
  • 2 tablespoon(s) instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon(s) salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) pepper
Intructions :
  • Pour water into a saucepan. Place a large steamer basket into the saucepan over (not touching) the water and place the potatoes into the basket.
  • Bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover the pan and basket with a lid and steam potatoes until tender in the center
  • about 20 minutes. A skewer inserted into a potato should easily pierce the center. Reserve potato cooking water. Using tongs to hold hot potatoes. Reserve potato cooking water. Peel potatoes and set them aside.
  • Place 1 cup of cream and the butter into the work bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with a mixing paddle. Start the machine on low speed. Mix until the cream and butter are blended.
  • Add potatoes and beat until thoroughly mixed.
  • As potatoes mash
  • gradually pour in the remaining cup of cream.
  • If potatoes are too stiff
  • beat in reserved potato cooking water
  • 1 Tbsp at a time. If potatoes are too runny
  • beat in instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1 Tbsp at a time
  • until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

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