Classic Mashed Potatoes

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


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By Diane Morgan

Published 2012

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Several years ago I took a class from Shirley Corriher, expert food scientist and cookbook author. She was discussing potatoes and the absorption of butter into a mashed flaky, fluffy-textured potato such as a russet. She said, “While many cooks mix together the melted butter and warm milk and then add it to the mashed potatoes, you will get a more buttery-tasting potato if you add the melted better first and then stir in the milk. This allows the fat to absorb into the cells of the potato,