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Recipe Box: Perfect mashed potatoes and gravy

By Sierra Starks Photojournalist: Rick Rysso - 10:00 AM November 22, 2016
ANCHORAGE –

Accepting an invitation to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving is a way to keep things stress-free this week. That is, until you have to figure out what dish to bring, since proper etiquette calls for guests to never show up empty-handed.

That’s where Daybreak’s Recipe Box comes in! Amanda Cash, mom and owner of The Magpie food truck, shares a recipe that keeps your contribution to Turkey Day simple — “perfect” mashed potatoes and gravy.

Cash notes Alaska has plenty of potatoes to offer — russet, Yukon gold, Magic Molly — but for this dish, she uses a starchy Viking selection. Instead of old-fashioned mashing, her weapon of choice is a ricer, which presses the potatoes through like Play-Doh. To pair with the “perfect” potatoes, Cash makes a vegetarian gravy that’s just as rich as the meaty version.

The result? A side dish so good Cash promises your hosts will be thankful they invited you to the Turkey Day feast.

To make it even easier, download the free recipe on your mobile device or print it to throw in your own recipe box!

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