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Microwave Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 medium or 6-8 small potatoes
  • warm milk
  • butter
  • salt and pepper

Directions

Place potatoes in a microwave-safe dish. Cover tightly with lid or plastic wrap. If using plastic wrap, poke a small hole in the wrap. Microwave on high for 8 minutes or until done. Use oven mitts or tongs to remove from microwave. Remove plastic wrap carefully to prevent burns from steam.

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Place potatoes in bowl and mash with potato masher. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper to taste, mashing until desired consistency is reached.

Source: I have been very busy lately and haven't had time to peel. I have also been having problems making the mashed potatoes just right. I saw this on the back of my potatoes bag and love it. I've heard skins are good for you. You are supposed to use yellow fleshed or red ones. I get whatever is on sale and, if dirty, I rinse off in the sink and get rid of the eyes.

Hope you all enjoy.

By Barbara S. from Shoemakersville, PA

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April 21, 20110 found this helpful

This sounds like a nifty idea! I've stopped using plastic in the microwave, but I can put them in a covered glass casserole dish instead (and it has a handle to lift the lid off!) This sounds simpler, and a lot faster than stovetop mashed potatoes.

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