Spring Mashed Potatoes
Recipe from Smithfield

A new twist on mashed potatoes and peas, with a little touch of mint.



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Servings: 6
Total Time: 40 mins
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Ingredients
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    2   pounds 
    Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (about 5 cups)
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    3/4  cup 
    hot milk
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    4   tablespoons 
    butter
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
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    2   cups 
    frozen peas
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    6   tablespoons 
    butter
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    2   tablespoons 
    chicken stock
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    Salt and pepper to taste
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    2   tablespoons 
    fresh mint, finely chopped
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    1/2  cup 
    hot milk (if needed for creamier consistency)

Directions
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In a large pot, place potatoes and add enough water to cover. Cook 13 to 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain potatoes in colander. Return cooked potatoes to pot. With potato masher, mash in hot milk, 4 tablespoons butter, salt, and pepper. Beat with wooden spoon until potatoes are smooth and creamy. Set potatoes aside and keep warm.
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Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter. Add the peas and cook until the butter starts to simmer. Add chicken stock and continue to cook until the stock starts to simmer and the peas are heated through, but still a bright green. Pour the pea mixture into a large mixing bowl and mash. Add the hot mashed potatoes. Fold in the fresh mint.
Serving Suggestions

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Garnish with a sprig of mint.
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