Great Granny Brown’s Mashed Potatoes – A Heritage Recipe
This is my Great Grandmother’s recipe for Mashed Potatoes & they’re absolutely delicious & SO EASY! A perfect old fashioned Southern heritage recipe!
We all have family members that passed away before we were born, but have heard stories about our entire lives. My Great Granny Brown was one of those for me. She was my mother’s only grandmother & passed away when Mama was 13. Out of all her family members, her Granny Brown was the one she talked about the most.
It’s funny how memories & food can sometimes go hand in hand. Food just triggers things like that – and recipes that were originally from family members that have passed on take on a whole new meaning than just a simple dish. It’s like a piece of our loved ones that lives on.
Great Granny Brown’s Mashed Potatoes
- 3.5 pounds russet potatoes peeled & sliced
- 4 cups water
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 12oz can evaporated milk
- salt & pepper to taste
- Boil potatoes for 20 minutes in the water, drain. Add evaporated milk & butter to warm pan. Add potatoes & mash. Salt & pepper to taste.