Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mashed Potatoes

Ditch the box mashed potatoes! That might seem more convenient, but you just can't beat fresh mashed potatoes, and I promise it's way easier than you think!!

5 Red Potatoes
1 TBS Butter
1/4 cup Milk
2 Green Onions Chopped
3 Cloves of Garlic (peeled)
Bacon Bits
Salt and Pepper

This will serve about 2-3 people, see below for serving a bigger group.

First bring a pot of water to boil. Clean and chop potatoes into 1 inch pieces (I leave the skin on). Place potatoes in the water to boil, along with the garlic. Boil until potatoes are soft and you can easily pierce them with a fork. Strain the potatoes and then put them into your mixer, including the garlic (if you don't have a mixer you can just put them in a bowl and mash them by hand).

Mix the potatoes and add in the butter and milk. If it seems too dry just add a little more butter and milk until they are the right constancy, you might have to play around with it a little depending on how big your potatoes were. Add in the chopped green onion and then sprinkle in some bacon bits! Season with salt and pepper and then you are done!

When cooking for a bigger group of people, you can figure about 2-3 potatoes per person and then maybe a couple extra just in case, and then change the milk and butter measurements accordingly. i.e. I'm having about 8 people over so I bought 20 red potatoes and I will add about 1 cup of milk and 4 TBS of butter.

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