Ingredients

How to make it

  • Poke potatoes several times with a fork and microwave 5 minutes, then flip over and nuke about 3 minutes more. Exact timing depends on your microwave and number of potatoes. Overcooking them is better than undercooking in this case.
  • Run each potato under cold water for about 10 seconds, twisting it a little to loosen the skin.
  • Slice in half lengthwise and use a soup spoon to scoop the insides into a big bowl. The potatoes are very hot and can be difficult to hold in your hand -- sometimes I use a pot holder. Sometimes it's possible to slip most of the skin off instead of scooping.
  • Add butter, milk and salt.
  • Mash them right in the bowl with a potato masher, or a fork if you're only making one potato. Add more milk and salt as needed for texture and taste.
  • Mound them up nicely and nuke again 30-60 seconds just before serving. I like mashed potatoes served nice and steaming, with a little bit of butter melting over them.

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    " It was excellent "
    frankieanne ate it and said...
    This was so easy and wonderful for one person! Great one bowl recipe. Thanks for posting this. I added my picture. More in IMI
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    " It was excellent "
    hypnos ate it and said...
    that's genius, mash without all the messing about peeling, boiling, straining and mashing.
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  • lovebreezy 8 years ago
    I personally would prefer potato in a cup over cake in a cup--nice.
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  • chuckieb 8 years ago
    Does sound yummy. Great post!
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