How to Make Delicious Mashed Potatoes

This delicious Mashed Potatoes recipe is one of the most easiest dishes to make and is equally famous in all parts of the world. This recipe ranks high on the list of the food items for everyday cooking activities for particular occasions. You can use it as a filling for many food items like rolls, samosas, sandwiches, and pastries etc. This mashed Potatoes recipe makes a plain dish, but you can transform it into something more rich and filling with the addition of some simple ingredients. For example, you can add butter or cheese for a rich texture, fresh chopped herbs for a refreshing feeling, milk for velvety mixture and much more.

The selection of potatoes matters a lot in preparing a really delicious mashed potatoes. Red Rose potatoes, White Rose Potatoes, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Idaho Potatoes and Russet Potatoes are the varieties that you can consider, as they are not only easy to peel and cook, but filling as well.

Prep time: 15 to 20 min
Cook time: Nil
Bake time: Nil
Total time: 15 to 20 min
Yield: 04 servings
Utensils: Pot, knife, colander, cutting board, potato masher

Ingredients:
Yukon gold potatoes: 1 ½ lbs
Salt: ½ teaspoon
Heavy cream: 4 tablespoons
Butter: 2 tablespoons
Milk: 1 tablespoon
Salt
Black Pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  • 1

    First of all, fill a medium pot with water and place it on stove to boil.

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  • 2

    In the meantime, peel the 1 ½ lbs of Yukon gold potatoes, using a sharp knife.

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  • 3

    Set the peeled potatoes on a cutting board and cut them into length-wise quarters.

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  • 4

    Place the potato slices in a colander and rinse well with water.

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  • 5

    Drain the potato cubes and add them to the boiling water.

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  • 6

    Sprinkle a half teaspoon of salt over the top, set the pot’s lid at the top and let the potatoes simmer until tender and soft.

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  • 7

    Make sure to check the potatoes time to time with a fork in order to avoid over-cooking.

  • 8

    Once potato cubes are tender and soft, turn the heat of the stove off and drain them with a colander.

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  • 9

    Set the boiled potatoes aside for some time until lightly balmy as they are very warm.

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  • 10

    Put the potato cubes in a large bowl or the same pot and mash them with your potato masher. Otherwise, you can mash them with a clean hand. Continue mashing until it forms a smooth potato paste.

  • 11

    It is the time to mix in the other ingredients. Add in 4 tablespoons of heavy cream and top it with 2 tablespoons of soft butter and 1 tablespoon of milk.

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  • 12

    Mash the mixture again for 3 to 5 more minutes or until the added ingredients mix well with the mashed potato to form the consistency you need.

  • 13

    Now scatter some salt and ground black pepper over the top of the mashed potato.

  • 14

    Your delicious, creamy, flavourful, and steamy mashed potatoes are all set to serve. Pour into a serving bowl and enjoy its amazing taste.

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