Fluffy Mashed Potatoes for Beginners Recipe

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30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
10 ingredients
6-8 servings
Following are some tips for the novice cook on how to make delicious mashed potatoes. Several common problems are choosing the wrong type of potato, undercooking, which will produce hard lumps, and over-mixing, which leads to a starchy, gummy product. Equipment: potato peeler or small utility knife potato masher or rice masher (best) mixing bowl mixing spoon large pot fork colander Calculate 3 persons per pound of potatoes; however, since your mashed potatoes are going to be so wonderful, people will want seconds. If you microwave these potatoes to warm them up, they may get too soft. Best to heat on the stovetop or in the oven.

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Serving Size (227.22 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 179.17 Calories from Fat 1.62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.18g 1.67%
Saturated Fat 0.06g 1.77%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 11.34mg 2.84%
Total Carbohydrate 40.98g 81.97%
Dietary Fiber 2.95 g 70.76%
Sugars 1.41 g %
Protein 4.85g 58.24%
Vitamin A 2.27IU% Vitamin C 12.93mg%
Calcium 29.48mg% Iron 1.95mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
salted water, warm milk, salt and pepper, or, chopped parsley