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Classic Mashed Potatoes

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This humble side dish, mashed potatoes, can make many main dishes become even more attractive and balanced. Every family has their own version though. Some people like it having more texture of potato bits. I guess most people like it creamy, smooth and fluffy. How to make perfect creamy mashed potatoes? First and utmost we have to use the right type of potatoes that are with high starch content. Next you need a sieve. Keeping these little things in mind, you won’t go wrong in making mashed potatoes. Last but not least, generously season with salt and pepper. The dish will taste heavenly just like those served in high-end restaurants. Christmas is just coming around the corn. Make some mashed potatoes accompany with your superstar main dish.

Classic Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Printable recipe)
By Christine's Recipes
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Yield: 2 to 3 serves

Ingredients:
  • 3 (420 gm) potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 18 gm butter, room temperature
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp milk, room temperature
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
Classic Mashed Potatoes Procedures

Method:
  1. Place the potato chunks in a large saucepan of boiling salted water. Cover and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of your potato chunks, or until a sharp knife can prick into it with ease.
  2. Drain the potato chunks well. Put them back into saucepan. While they are hot, stir in butter. Add milk. Generously season with salt and pepper. Mix well until fluffy. Serve hot, topped with extra butter if you like more fragrance
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Notes:
  • To get the best results, choose the starchy potatoes. This time I used Delight brushed potatoes. Others like Desiree and Dutch Creams are good choices as well.
  • You can make the mashed potatoes well ahead. When you need it, simply reheat over a warm stove. Add more milk if necessary.

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