How to Make Mashed Potatoes




Introduction: How to Make Mashed Potatoes

You will need the following:

  • Potatoes
  • Potato Brush
  • Sink
  • Potable Water
  • Knife
  • Pot
  • Cooktop
  • Bowl
  • Strainer
  • Hand Masher
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Cream

Step 1: Select (1) Medium Potato Per Person. My Favorite Are Butter Potatoes.

Step 2: Peel Each Potato, Cutting Out the Bad Spots. an Example of a Bad Spot Is the Dented Area on the Bottom of the Potato on the Right in the Previous Picture.

Step 3: Wash Peeled Potatoes With a Potato Brush, Re-checking for Blemishes.

Step 4: Select a Pot Twice the Size of the Potatoes.

Step 5: Dice Potatoes Into Similar-sized Pieces.

Step 6: Put Diced Potatoes Into a Pot With Water So That the Water Is ½” Above the Potatoes.

Step 7: Add Salt to the Water (1/2 Tsp Per Potato).

Step 8: Turn Burner to Medium Heat.

Step 9: Boil Potatoes Until They Are Fork Tender (approx. 5-8 Minutes).

Step 10: Strain Potatoes and Place Into a Mixing Bowl.

Step 11: Use Hand Masher to Mash (and Stir) Potatoes.

Step 12: Add Butter (1 Tsp Per Potato) and Cream (1/2-1 Cup) in Small Increments to Desired Taste.

Step 13: Stir Together and You're Finished!

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    These is nothing like a good plate of mashed potatoes. It tastes great and it does with almost anything.

    Abhijit Borah
    Abhijit Borah

    Reply 4 years ago

    One of my favourites. Thanks for sharing. In our side we use raw mustard oil instead of butter. Give a good sting. Only downside is the lingering smell.