Tuesday, September 25

HOW TO: Make Mashed Potatoes

A few months back I started covering the basics of cooking great meals. Turns out, this is a very popular subject and several readers have emailed asking about mashed potatoes and how I make mine. So here goes, how I make my mashed potatoes.

Serves 4-6
Full time: 45 minutes

You will need:

10 medium red potatoes or white potatoes
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup heavy cream or condensed milk
2 tbsps salt, divided
Ground white pepper to taste

Let us begin:

In the sink peel your potatoes and set then into a strainer.

Wash them carefully.

Now quarter them and move them into a pot.

Fill pot with water just enough to cover them.

Set pot onto stove and add in 1 1/2 tbsp salt, cover.

Boil over medium-high heat until potaotes a percable with a fork. Roughly 20-30 minutes.

Drain excess water, but keep potatoes in the pot. Some water may be left behind, this is okay but not too much.

Using a potato masher or hand mixer, mash potaotes down for a few minutes.

Add in the butter and allow it to melt almost completely.

Continue to mix or mash until butter is incorporated.

Add in the cream or condensed milk and mix/mash until incorporated.

Blend in remaining salt and pepper, checking that the potatoes are seaasoned to your liking.

Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!