Natalie's Amazing Irish Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup half-and-half cream, or more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain.

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  • Step 2

    Mash potatoes with a potato masher or an electric mixer on Low in a bowl until smooth.

  • Step 3

    Heat butter and half-and-half in a small saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted and half-and-half is warmed, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Mash or beat butter mixture, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder into mashed potatoes until potatoes are light and fluffy. Stir additional half-and-half, 1 tablespoon at a time, into potatoes for creamier consistency.

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