What you need

  • 900 g (2lbs) or 4-5 potatoes
  • 115 g (1/4lb) butter
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) milk or cream
  • Salt, pepper and nutmeg, to taste

Let's go cooking

PREPARATION

In a pot full of cold water, add potatoes, salt and bring to a boil. Cook around 20 minutes or until tender.  Drain.  Mash potatoes with butter.  Add in milk or cream, then your favorite seasonings.  With a hand-mixer, purée until smooth.  Avoid over-mixing or potatoes will turn sticky.  Season to taste and add milk if needed.

VARIATIONS

Fine herbs & Flavorings: Before cooking, add an onion cut into wedges or 2-3 garlic cloves to potato cooking water.  Flavor your mashed potatoes with your choice of chives, finely chopped green onions, roasted garlic or minced arugula.

Cheese: While mashed potatoes are still very hot, add your choice of favorite cheese: crumbled Blue cheese or grated Oka, Swiss, Parmesan, Romano or Cheddar, all are excellent choices.