The best part about this technique is that you can pack in a ton of flavor without adding chunks of other ingredients to the mashed potatoes - great for finicky eaters!
Step 1: What you'll need:
- 6 russet potatoes
- 1 cup milk or cream or a mix of the two
- 4 tablespoons butter
- garlic, dried herbs, fresh herbs of choice (I used garlic and parsley)
- salt & pepper to taste
You can also add more butter and a handful of parmesan cheese for super tasty mashed potatoes.
You'll also need a small strainer - that's the only special equipment required!
Step 2: Peel and boil your potatoes
Put on the stove and bring to a boil.
Depending on the size of the potatoes, they will take 20-30 minutes to cook. You'll know they're done once they can be easily pierced or crushed by a fork.
I normally set a timer for 15 minutes, test a piece, and then add more time as necessary. It's better to over-boil than under-boil.