First posted on November 15, 2010.

Simple Mashed Potatoes

For each serving:

  1. Peel and halve small potatoes, or quarter large ones.
  2. Boil in salted (and, if you’re my mom, liberally peppered) water until soft, about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Drain and return to the pot.
  4. Using a potato masher, mash with remaining ingredients.

May be kept warm in the oven while you take care of other last-minute food items.