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Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Turkey Gravy

Creamy mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are an American classic. The key to making good potatoes into great potatoes is simple but important.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Serves: 6 to 8
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

2 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons salt (for water)
5 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

- Heat a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil.
- Once the water is boiling, add in the potatoes along with the salt and stir; the salt will help flavor the potatoes. Boil for 20 minutes or until fork tender.
- After the potatoes become tender, drain them well. Then, take a sieve, potato ricer or food
mill and push the potatoes through. (This will make them nice and creamy.)
- Stir in the butter and 1/4 cup of heavy cream to start. If you find the potatoes need to be creamier,
slowly add in more heavy cream until the desired creaminess is reached.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve the potatoes with our homemade gravy and enjoy!

Video link
: www.amateurkitchen.tv/Thanksgiving_Side_Dishes.html

The deep flavor of this turkey gravy is a great compliment to your Thanksgiving meal. Drizzle this goodness over your potatoes, turkey, dressing, biscuits and enjoy!

Turkey Gravy
Serves: 2 1/2 cups
Cook: 5 minutes

2 tablespons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups turkey broth (chicken or beef broth can be substituted for other recipes)
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Place a skillet over medium-high heat and add in the butter.
2. Add in flour.
3. Stir together and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Slowly whisk in the turkey broth. Be sure to continue to whisk so the gravy isn’t lumpy.
5. Add in salt and pepper to taste.
6. Enjoy with our mashed potato recipe.

Jen and Maria Loiseau star in their own how-to cooking videos on their website, www.amateurkitchen.tv. With more than 200 recipes and more than 90 how-to cooking videos,they  have created a one-stop site for all meal and entertaining needs. Twice a month, they'll share some of their recipes with Kane County Magazine.