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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.

Mashed potatoes are good for any meal! At Thanksgiving, we always serve them with our Barley Casserole. They compliment each other perfectly!

In the summer time, serve these with my Maple Baked Beans with Sausage. They go together great for a cookout!

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  2. Add mayonnaise! CRACK potatoes!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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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