My family likes mashed potatoes to be lumpy! I seldom have any of these left over after a meal but they make great potato pancakes, also.

I usually make these for the whole family at Christmas and Thanksgiving and have used as much as 10 lbs. of potatoes at a time and go home empty handed.

Everyone heads for the mashed potatoes because they are afraid we are going to run out!

8 medium to large potatoes
1 stick butter or margarine
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can evaporated milk

Cover peeled potatoes with water and boil until tender. Drain. Add butter, salt and pepper, and enough evaporated milk until consistency you like. I always hand mash my potatoes. This is what my family likes about them. Enjoy.

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  1. Add mayonnaise! CRACK potatoes!

  2. Cottonpickinfarm says:

    You and I think and cook a lot alike. This is exactly how I make my smashed taters too. And no matter how much I make, there’s never leftovers to make anything else. But if there were, I know exactly what it would be… reheated smashed tators.

    One Christmas my aunt was dieting, and told me that I should leave out the evap milk and the butter and substitute chicken broth. I told her that when we eat together as a larger family only once or twice a year, we can indulge a bit. Came home empty handed again, so I guess I did all right.

    I love your blog! Keep em coming!

  3. My boys LOVE mashed potatoes so I am always looking for new recipes! I like how this is so simple, I bet it’s delicious!

  4. Happy Mother’s Day, Judy.

    I always thought that life got a lot easier when lumpy mashed potatoes and wrinkled clothes became “in.”

    By the way, were you the one who read “Escape” by Carolyn Jessop? I can’t find where I read about it. (Not exactly a cooking blog comment, I know).

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