This is my grandma's recipe for plain old potatoes. They always come out fluffy and tasty! This is one of those old classics at our house...one of the 'nobody makes these like Momma' dishes.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
- salt and black pepper to taste
Place potatoes and lemon juice in a large saucepan, and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
Drain water from potatoes, and use a potato masher to mash. Stir in egg white and butter, and gradually mix in the half-and-half using the masher. Use more or less cream to reach your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.