+

Margo True's Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients (5)

  • Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Salt
  • Warmed milk or cream
  • Chopped herbs, such as chives or parsley
  • Butter
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Margo True's Mashed Potatoes

The food editor of Sunset magazine elevates Thanksgiving mashed potatoes to their rightful status as much more than a side dish.

Click here to watch Margo demonstrate how to make these mashed potatoes in her You’re Doing It All Wrong video.

See our Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide for more recipes, tips, tricks, and intel.

Tips for Christmas

Instructions

  1. 1Peel and rinse the potatoes, then cut them into evenly sized chunks.
  2. 2Place the potatoes in a pot of cold, heavily salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 25 minutes, until the potatoes fall apart when pierced with a knife.
  3. 3Drain the potatoes and return them to the hot pot. Dry them over low heat, stirring until they completely fall apart and are white on the edges.
  4. 4Finish mashing the potatoes with a hand masher or a ricer.
  5. 5Add the milk or cream until the mixture looks like soup, then stir constantly until the milk or cream has been absorbed.
  6. 6Stir in chopped herbs of your choice and butter to taste. Serve immediately.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

15 Canned Sardine Hacks for a Better Snack
Test Kitchen Notes

15 Canned Sardine Hacks for a Better Snack

by Chowhound Editors | If you're unsure how to eat canned sardines, we have some intriguing ideas for you. Usually tinned...

The Shocking Truth Behind the Triscuit Name Revealed on Twitter
Food News

The Shocking Truth Behind the Triscuit Name Revealed on Twitter

by Jen Wheeler | I love learning about the genesis of odd food names (and words in general), so the recent revelation...

The Care & Feeding of Your Sourdough Starter
Guides

The Care & Feeding of Your Sourdough Starter

by Heather Reid | Sourdough is having a moment—many people are hunkering down at home and embarking on new projects...