September 21, 2020

Mashed Potato Recipe

Mashed Potato Recipe

One of the best way to pair a slab of meat or steak is Mashed Potato.

Mashed potato is one of Matthew's favorites every time we dine. Unfortunately, due to community quarantine imposed because of the pandemic, having meals outside is not yet feasible.

Why not make mashed potato at home? Madali lang naman gawin.

In making mashed potatoes, the Russet potatoes are the good variety to be used.

Russet potato is large, dark brown skin with minimal eyes. The flesh is white, dry and mealy making it best for baking, mashing, and fries. It is also starchy and easily fall apart upon cooking making it easy to mash.

To cook it faster, peel the potatoes and cut into 4 and boil in cold water


Once cooked, let them sit about 5 minutes or so to completely drain or even drain well.


Mashed by hand. You can use a hand masher or a potato ricer. This is because using a hand mixer, stand mixer or food processor can break down the starches in the potatoes and cause a very gluey or gummy texture.


Use may use salted or unsalted butter. Adding butter helps mashed potatoes get a creamy and buttery texture.

Heat your milk/cream before adding to  keep the potatoes hot and absorbs better.  Then add cream/milk a little a time to get the right consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

Mashed Potato Recipe

This is best paired with steak or fried chicken.

Mashed Potato Recipe

Mashed Potato Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 kilo potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/3 cup salted butter
1/2 cup milk (you can add more)
salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

1. Place the peeled and cubed potatoes in cold salted water. (For even cooking)
2. Bring to a boil and cook uncovered 15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain well.
3. Heat milk on the stove top (or in the microwave) until warm.
4. Add butter to the potatoes and begin mashing. 
5. Pour in milk a little at a time to reach desired consistency.
6. Season with salt and pepper. 
Serve hot topped with gravy sauce and paired with steak, fried or grilled chicken.

Serving size: 2-3

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