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Mashed Potatoes
Classic Mashed Potatoes
Appliance: Rice Cooker - 8 cup capacity and larger.
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This classic, Holiday recipe is gluten free and meat free
Classic Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients
   1 pound potatoes
   1 teaspoon salt
   Water (for cooking)
   2 tablespoons butter
   3 - 5 tablespoons milk
   Salt and pepper, to taste


Directions
Peel potatoes and cut into eighths by quartering each potato lengthwise, then halving quarters. Put potatoes in rice cooker's inner bowl, sprinkle with salt and add enough cool water to cover by 1- 2 inches. Cover and push Cook button. Use Steam Cooking setting, if applicable.

Bring to a boil and cook for 12-18 minutes, depending on the variety of potato and your elevation. Potatoes are done when a fork slides easily through pieces in the water. Drain, reserving one cup of cooking liquid for gravy, if making.

Return inner cooking bowl to rice cooker and switch to Keep Warm setting. Add butter and 3 tablespoons of milk and warm until butter has largely melted.

For creamy potatoes, spoon cooked potatoes into a food mill or potato ricer and press directly into rice cooker's inner bowl. Gently fold in butter mixture, adding more milk a tablespoon at a time, if necessary, until desired consistency is reached. Do not overwork. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

For chunkier potatoes, returned cooked potatoes to rice cooker's inner bowl and mash with a non-metal potato masher, adding more milk a tablespoon at a time, if necessary, until desired consistency is reached. Do not overwork. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Potatoes can be served immediately or held, lidded, on keep warm setting for up to 30 minutes.

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