Everyone loves a good potato dish! Whether it’s fried, baked, and my favourite way of cooking potatoes, mashed.
Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food and my children are always happy and satisfied when I serve it up at dinnertime. They go well with absolutely anything such as a good stew, grilled chicken, and most famously, Thanksgiving dinner.
No Thanksgiving dinner will be complete without mashed potatoes! It has the ability to turn any boring dinner into a hearty one. And with the holiday season coming up, you can give this recipe a try!
Mash potatoes are fairly simple to make but there are a few tips and tricks to achieve the ultimate perfectly smooth, creamy and yummy mash potato.
Using the right potatoes is important in a mash and my favourite kind is starchy potatoes as the starch produces a light and fluffy mash and absorbs butter and milk easily.
Waxy potatoes are usually not fit for mashes as they can be quite chunky and hard to mash.
This simple recipe will teach you to be the master of all mashed potatoes, achieving that creamy, dreamy consistency and flavour. This particular recipe serves 4 people.Print
- 700–800g (1.5 lb) Starchy potatoes
- 100g (1/2 cup butter, room temperature)
- 60ml (1/4 cup warm milk)
- Clean the potatoes and remove the skin
- Cut them up into small cubes and place them into a saucepan
- Fill the pan with water and bring it to a boil
- Boil the potatoes for 20-30 minutes until they are tender
- Drain the water and place the potatoes back into the saucepan
- Once the potatoes have cooled, begin mashing the potatoes
- Season with salt and better and add the butter in small intervals between mashing
- After adding all the butter, start adding warm milk in small intervals until you reach your desired consistency. (you may not need all the milk)
Taste and season as required and serve.