Mashed Potatoes

  • Difficulty: Ultra Basic
  • 50 minutes
  • 2 servings

Mashed potatoes are truly one of our classic all-time favorites. They’re smooth, creamy and go with a vast plethora of meals. If you want to achieve the perfect texture, just try our version! We think that the secret is milk, butter, and a little attention to details.

Ingredients

3 potatoes
salt
1 cup milk
2 ounces of butter

Steps

  1. Wash and peel off the skins of the potatoes. Drop them aside for later-on usage.
  2. Slice the potatoes and add them into a large bowl of cold water, for 5 minutes, to remove the starch.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Measure the temperature using a kitchen thermometer and let it reach 161°F/72°C. Throw in the potatoes and boil them for 30 minutes.
  4. When ready, move them in a separate bowl filled with cold water and let them rest for another 10 minutes.
  5. Bring another saucepan with water to a boil, but this time, let it reach 212°F/100°C. Add a pinch of salt and boil the potatoes for 10 more minutes. Remove the potatoes from the heat.
  6. In a small saucepan, heat the milk. Add the potato skins and boil them in milk for 5 minutes, then strain it.
  7. Move the potatoes in a bowl and mash them, using a potato masher. Pour the milk over and mash thoroughly.
  8. If you like your mashed potatoes extra-creamy, use a strainer to smoothen it up.
  9. Finally, add the butter. Use a fork and stir until you get a smooth and silky consistency.

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