Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How to Make Mashed Potatoes from the Box Taste Homemade

I love mashed potatoes. I don't have enough time all the time to make them from scratch. I have a really good ranch mashed potato recipe to share with you some time. We have mashed potatoes almost every week depending on our menu. Like many others I use the boxed kind for the convenience. For some reason I don't follow the directions on the box.  I realized that I make them wrong, however I still do it because it tastes really good. I like thicker mashed potatoes personally. I used to eat Salisbury steak TV dinners but never ate the mashed potatoes. They are not too good in my opinion. I am pretty weird though. I still don't eat them.  I have perfected my boxed mashed potato recipe. It's really good too. Trust me!

How to make boxed mashed potatoes taste like homemade every time. 

This makes four servings which is like really like three.

1 and 1/4 cup water
2/3 cups of milk
A stick of butter cut in half.
Potato flakes ( I don't really measure them. I just as much as it takes to get the consistency you like)

Combine half a stick of butter with the water and milk and bring to a boil on high heat. As soon as it starts to rise take it off the heat and add the flakes. Combine and then add the remaining half of stick of butter and salt and pepper to taste.

I know you aren't really suppose to boil milk but it doesn't burn or anything in this recipe.

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