This mashed potato recipe is really more of a technique - a basic formula I use to make sure my mashed potatoes always turn out well. :D

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
This is the best ratio I've found - it gives a creamy and fairly smooth mash. Increase or decrease the milk as needed. :D

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!
Great instructable. I can't wait to try it.
Will try. Looks good.
Wow! Very nice detailed technique, good job!
Thank you :D

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