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Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes

Margaux Lestage

Staff Writer & Photographer

One of the best sides of Thanksgiving Day in my opinion is mashed potatoes, specifically my garlic mashed potatoes. It’s an easy and delicious side dish to make every last Thursday in November. I prefer peeling my potatoes, but others prefer not to. Either way, just remember to clean the potatoes well. Cut and put them in water with salt and add cloves of garlic. You make a potato for each person you have at dinner and one extra one for the pot to have the perfect ratio of mashed potatoes. Let them boil and give them time to cook. Remove the potatoes from the boiling water when you can push a potato with a fork on the side of the pot and it flattens. I like using my stand mixer to make my mashed potatoes, but a potato masher will work just fine. I put in sour cream, butter, warm milk, salt, pepper, and garlic powder if I want more of a garlic taste. From there, mash away and taste and add what you want until you’re happy with your potatoes. Bon Appetit!