From The New Best Recipe, altered a bit.
- 2 lb potatoes, washed, not peeled
- 8 T butter, melted
- 1 cup half & half, warmed
- 1.5 tsp salt
- Ground black pepper
- Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with cold water to cover by about one inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are just tender when pricked, 20-30 minutes. Drain the potatoes.
- Mash potatoes.
- Stir in melted butter.
- Gently whisk in half & half, salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately.