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Microwave Mashed Potatoes - 10 minute Mashed Potato Recipe
Yields:4 to 6 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Microwave time: 8 min
4 medium Russet, Yukon gold, or white
potatoes, or 6 to 8 Red potatoes
Milk to taste
Butter to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
Wash potatoes and peel if desired. Place the whole potatoes into a microwave-safe dish. Cover dish
(if covering the dish with plastic wrap, poke a small hole in the plastic).
Place potatoes in the microwave. Microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes or until the potatoes are done. Using oven mitts, carefully remove
dish from microwave. NOTE: Due to steam building up, use oven mitts or tongs to
remove plastic wrap from the dish.
Place the cooked potatoes into a large bowl. Use a potato masher or
potato ricer to mash potatoes until there are no lumps. Do not use your electric mixer.
I personally use a potato ricer when making mashed potatoes. Using a potato ricer, you can make velvety smooth mashed
potatoes right at home because potatoes come out fluffy without being gummy. Once you use the potato rice, you will never go back to the old traditional
potato masher. If you don't have one and would like to purchase a
potato ricer, just click on the green links.
Add milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Use your potato masher to continue mashing potatoes
until you reach the desired consistency. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.