Thursday, October 18, 2012

{Slow Cooker} Mashed Potatoes




Serves 6 really hungry people



About 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed (whatever variety you have: redskins or russets, I like the kind from Idaho.)
Enough regular ol tap water to cover them in the crock pot (about 4 cups)
Salt & Pepper
Milk  (non-fat or full fat, whichever you like or anything in between. Some people like Almond milk)
Butter  (real or fake-margarine-butter-tasting-spread stuff, your preference)

I like simple. And perfectly simple. So heres the simply perfectly simple recipe:
1. Peel & cube the potatoes. Toss em in the crock-pot. If you dont like the word crock-pot, call it a slow cooker. Cover them with water.

2. Turn the whatever-you-call-it on Low for about 6 hours, and then check the taters with a fork to see if they are soft enough to mash. If there is any water left in the crock, you will probably need to drain it off, unless of course you like watery mashed potatoes.
3.  Yep, you guessed itMash em. (Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew”….Name that kids movie!)
4. Now, add some butter, salt, and pepper so that theyll taste the way you like em. Thats what they mean by to taste.
  
5. Finally, add some milk to make em creamy, and at this point I would get the mixer out and whip em, whip em good.  Enjoy making this simple potato dish!
Blessings ~  Juju


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