The Best Mashed Potatoes

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The Best Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients
  • 5 pounds Russet Or Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup 1 cup Half-and-Half
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into pieces that are generally the same size. Bring a large pot of water to a simmer and add the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 to 35 minutes. When they’re cooked through, the fork should easily slide into the potatoes with no resistance, and the potatoes should almost, but not totally, fall apart.
  2. Drain the potatoes in a large colander. When the potatoes have finished draining, place them back into the dry pot and put the pot on the stove. Mash the potatoes over low heat, allowing all the steam to escape, before adding in all the other ingredients.
  3. Turn off the stove and add butter and half-and-half (add a little at a time until desired thickness). Mash, mash, mash! Next, add Salt and black pepper.
  4. Stir well and place in a medium-sized baking dish.

The Best Mashed Potatoes