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Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes are known to the the king of versatility.

You can baked ’em, fry ’em, boil or grill ’em, potatoes will always come out delicious!

Here we share a mashed potato recipe from

Soft, creamy, yummy goodness that you can eat it with your steak or chicken or just eat on its own.

While this recipe does not need a gravy, we include a recipe for it just as well, if that what suits your palate.

Potato photo created by timolina

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 kg potatoes, peeled and cut into medium-sized cubes
  • 1 tbsp salt (for cooking)
  • 60g / 4 tbsp unsalted butter , chopped
  • 1/3 cup milk , preferably warmed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Extra melted butter
  • Chives or parsley , chopped

Instructions:

Step 1

Place in a large pot with 1 tbsp salt. Add water so it’s about 10cm above potatoes.

Step 2

Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce heat so it’s simmering rapidly. Cook 15 minutes or until potatoes are very soft (jab with fork to test, they should fall apart).

Step 3

Drain well, return into pot. Leave for 1 minute, shaking pot every now and then, to encourage evaporation of water.

Step 4

Add Flavourings then mash well, using milk to make it looser if desired.

Step 5

You can start mashing the potatoes. You may use a stand mixer or handheld mixer but be cautious, stop as soon as it’s creamy (potatoes will quickly go from perfect to gluey using appliances). Otherwise, use a metal strainer, fork, or other utensils to mash the potatoes.

Step 6

Transfer to serving bowl, make pretty swirls across the top and drizzle over butter. Sprinkle with chives then serve!

Original recipe from recipetinseats

Here’s a video on how to make the gravy!

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