While mashed potatoes are delicious all year round, they are most in demand at Thanksgiving dinner, where for many people they're as necessary as turkey and gravy.
The perfect mashed potatoes are in the eye of the beholder: Lumpy, creamy, fluffy, full of butter and dairy, or made vegan with olive oil — people get a little persnickety about how they should turn out. And about how to get them to their mashed state to begin with.
How do you make your mashed potatoes? Got a method or tool you swear by?
If you're a kitchen newbie and still figuring out your technique, you may want to visit our mashed potato roundup, with dozens of links to all sorts of mashed potato advice. Good luck!
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