Fast Mashed Potatoes for Desperate Times

A perfect single serving of classic mashed potatoes with a few lumps to comfort you after a rough day or just because you want some.

Morgan Hass for Cooking Channel
TOTAL TIME: 13 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 8 min
 
YIELD: 1 serving (about 1 cup)
LEVEL: Easy

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Directions

Pierce the potato all over with a paring knife and microwave on high power until tender, about 7 minutes. Set aside.

Put the half-and-half in a medium bowl and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high until just simmering, about 45 seconds.

Halve the potato lengthwise and hold each half in a towel or oven mitt (it will be hot). Scoop out the insides of each half with a fork into the warm half-and-half. Add the butter and use the fork to mash the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Eat and be comforted.

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