Mashed Potatoes. There are a staple but there is a bit of a skill to get them just right. You want fluffy and sturdy potatoes. They should be able to hold gravy or steak tips or anything else you can pour on there. What’s great about these Perfect Mashed Potatoes is that they are absolutely delicious on their own so you can use them for whatever dish you are making and you can’t go wrong!
5 Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch chunks
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons butter
1) Add potatoes to large stockpot and fill with water until just covering all the potatoes. Add salt and bring to a boil.
2) Once boiling, continue cooking at a boil for about 20 minutes until potatoes are softened.
3) Drain well and return back to the pot. Add milk, cream and butter and begin to mash with a potato masher (see here) until there are no more chunks. Serve immediately.