Mashed Potatoes

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Everyone loves mashed potatoes. They can be a guilty pleasure, they can be comforting, but mostly we feel like they are something we shouldn’t eat if we are trying to be healthy. The fact is, starches are an essential part of our diets and without all that butter and milk mashed potatoes can actually be healthy.

Ingredients:

water
4 large russet potatoes, peeled
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon granulated onion
1/2 to 3/4 cup cooking water

Directions: 

  1. Cut the potatoes into chunks.
  2. In a soup pot, cover the potatoes with water. Add the garlic powder and granulated onion, and bring to a boil. Boil on med-high until potatoes are soft and easily pierced with a fork and starting to fall apart, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and place into a large bowl (but keep the cooking water handy).
  4. Using a handheld electric beater, blend the potatoes on low, adding the cooking water gradually until you reach your desired consistency.
  5. Serve with pepper and chives, or finely chopped, cooked broccoli.

Preparation: 10-15 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Serves: 4

Brought to you by Straight Up Food

Notes: If you want to spice up your potatoes there are a couple different paths you can take.

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Curried Mashed Potatoes (just add curry powder while making your mash)

And Pistachio Mashed Potatoes (grind up or process postachioes and sprinkle on top)

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