Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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Ingredients:
Basic:
1 pound russet potatoes
1/2 cup whole milk
4 tablespoons butter
Salt & pepper to taste
Whipped:
1 pound russet potatoes
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons butter
Salt & pepper to taste
Skins-On:
1 pound red potatoes
2 roasted garlic cloves
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Loaded:
Cooked riced potatoes
Cooked bacon, crumbled
Chives, chopped
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Sour cream
Salt & pepper


Instructions:
Basic: Peel potatoes, cut into chunks, and steam for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Pass through a potato ricer into a bowl. Heat milk, butter, and salt and pepper together. Mix with potato and serve.
Whipped: Peel potatoes, cut into chunks, and steam until tender. Transfer to a bowl and use a whisk or stand mixer to break into smaller pieces. Heat 1/2 cup buttermilk, 3 tablespoons butter, and salt and pepper and whip into the potatoes.
Skins-on: Cut red potatoes into chunks and steam until tender. Heat milk, butter, and salt and pepper. In a bowl, combine potatoes, roasted garlic cloves, and milk mixture using a masher. Be careful not to over mix.
Loaded: Combine cooked riced potatoes, cooked crumbled bacon, chopped chives, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and salt and pepper.

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