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.
Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel
Fast Mashed Potatoes for Desperate Times
Total:
13 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
8 min
Yield:
1 serving (about 1 cup)
Level:
Easy
Total:
13 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
8 min
Yield:
1 serving (about 1 cup)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 russet potato, scrubbed
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

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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