Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes
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Serves: 4
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, peeled, if desired and quartered
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cover potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and cook until tender, about 10 - 12 minutes.
  3. Drain potatoes and place in a medium size mixing bowl.
  4. Mash with a fork or potato masher, gradually incorporating remaining ingredients.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.