Holiday Party Fare: Great Mashed Potato Tips

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[Editor's Note: Mashed potatoes are a staple around many holiday tables, no matter what's on the menu for the rest of the meal. But keeping them warm without turning them into glue is a tricky business, as is figuring out how to make them for a crowd while keeping them delicious. I love Susie Middleton's tips on being successful with this all-time favorite dish. --Genie]

My Favorite Tip (And Recipe) For Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes

Of course, there are a few other tips to making good mashed potatoes. Probably the most important is not to over-mash. If you overwork potatoes (especially Russets), the starch will turn to glue. Usually, a stand mixer on high speed is the culprit here, so I always mash my potatoes with a hand-held masher.

Mashed Potatoes

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