How To Make Mashed Potatoes
Learning how to make mashed potatoes is very simple. It basically consists of boiling potatoes, mashing them and adding the seasonings. You can add any seasonings you like. Here is a step-by-step recipe for making mashed potatoes.
- 4 medium potatoes
- ¼ cup low fat milk
- ¼ cup butter
- salt (to taste)
- sour cream and garlic (optional)
- Begin by peeling your potatoes to remove all the skin, unless you have chosen red potatoes; then you may prefer to leave the skins on. Dice and rinse your potatoes, and place them in a pot of boiling water.
- Boil the potatoes (with salt if desired) for twenty minutes. Remove from heat and drain the water from the pot with a strainer. Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the milk, butter, salt and any other ingredients you like. Some people like to add sour cream and garlic to their mashed potatoes, but they are not required. Mash the diced potatoes using a potato masher until they are almost completely mashed.
- Finish mashing the potatoes with a hand mixer. Use the “whip” setting. This will give them a creamy texture, which makes the mashed potatoes feel light and fluffy. Fluff with a fork before serving, if needed.
- Serve and enjoy. This recipe makes four side dish servings.
It is very simple to make mashed potatoes. This recipe is very basic; you can add any ingredients you like: extra seasonings, sour cream or cream cheese, shredded cheese and so on. Mashed potatoes go well with nearly any type of meat.