How to make mashed potatoes from real potatoes. Mashed potatoes are easy and delicious. They go with any meal at any time.
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Sept. 17, 2020 by Deborah Esplin
Ingredients for Mashed Potatoes
4 medium to medium-small potatoes (550g), peeled & chopped into large chunks
50 g butter
Pinch of salt & pepper
Preparation for Mashed Potatoes
Peel, rinse, and chop potatoes. Put into a pot with a couple of inches of boiling water and a pinch of salt. Boil until soft, approximately 7 to 10 minutes.
Drain the water. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add the butter and continue mashing. When well mashed and blended, add the milk and continue mashing. Continue mashing and stirring until well blended and smooth.
NOTE: You can replace half of the milk with the equivalent amount of plain yogurt if you want. I love the taste of yogurt in the mashed potatoes.
Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Serve hot or use later to make Tattie Scones.
TIP: I love to put plain yogurt on my mashed potatoes instead of sour cream or butter. Plain yogurt is more nutritious and adds less fat, plus the taste goes so well with mashed potatoes.
Do you have a potato masher? It is very important to have a real one to get smooth mashed potatoes. A fork or pastry tool won’t do the job.
Here is my favourite potato masher. You can use a blender but you waste so much potato that stays stuck int he machine and the texture is too fine. Plus, with a potato masher, you control how smooth and fine the potatoes are. The fineness of the mash is critical to the texture and the amazing taste.
If you have leftover mashed potatoes, check out this recipe for Tattie Scones.
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