Basics- Boiled and Mashed Potatoes

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1/2 ts Pepper
1 tb Salt
4 ts Butter
Water; to cover
1 ts Salt
2 lb potatoes; Hot boiled peeled
1 c Buttermilk; or milk
1 Bay leaf; [optl]

Original recipe makes 4



Basics for new cooks: Boiling Potatoes: Scrub or peel potatoes; place in large pot. Cover with cold water, add salt [about 1 tb for 16 cups of water.] and bay leaf. Bring to boil. Cover and boil for about 20 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain, remove bay leaf and return potatoes to pot over low heat for 30 seconds to evaporate excess moisture. Mashed Potatoes: In pot, mash together potatoes, buttermilk, butter, salt and pepper until smooth. Source: Canadian Living magazine, Apr 95 Presented in article by Elizabeth Baird: "Only The Best" Recipe by Canadian Living Test Kitchen [-=PAM=-]

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