How to make the best Mashed Potatoes
best mashed potatoes
Yukon gold or Russet Potatoes
(peeled or unpeeled, then cut in quarters)
(room tempor melted)
milk or cream
ground black pepper
Toppings and garnish
chopped chives or parsley
Put quartered potatoes in a pot, add enough cold water to cover the potatoes, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and bring to boil.
Boil till fork tender about 15 mins
Drain completely with a colander and return to pot.
Add butter, half of the milk and other flavorings to the potatoes and mash. Add the rest of the mikand more to loosen up the consistensy if you like. Try not to overwork the mash.
Transfer to serving bowl, make some swirls with your spoon if you like, then top with melted butter and chopped parsley.
Boil potatoes starting with cold water
Try not to overwork the potatoes so they don't become gluey
The best way to mash potatoes is by hand because using a hand mixer, immersion blender can overwork the potatoes and release starch increasing the chances of making the potatoes gluey.
The only time i use a blender or hand mixer is when i make mashed potatoes without peeling the skin of the potatoes