Creamy, smooth and so delicious — there’s nothing like mashed potatoes made from scratch!
Mashed potatoes is one of the most quintessential foods of my childhood. Thankfully, in my house it was not just reserved for holidays but also for Sunday suppers or even for weekday dining. I learned how to prepare mashed potatoes through watching my mom. She doesn’t have a recipe but rather she simply knows when it’s right, and it always is. Thanks mom for teaching me how to make mashed potatoes and many other dishes.
Here’s the recipe:
Homemade Mashed Potatoes
- 2-3 large potatoes
- 1 c milk
- 3-4 TBSP butter
- salt & pepper (to taste)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt (to taste).
Peel the potatoes and chop them into even size pieces.
Rinse the potatoes and then add them to the pot of boiling water.
While the potatoes are boiling: add the milk and 3 tablespoons of butter to a small sauce pot and cook until just warmed through but not boiling.
Cook them until they are fork tender and then drain and rinse the potatoes.
Place the drained potatoes in a large bowl or back in the pot and set aside.
Pour the milk and butter mixture over the potatoes, half at a time, and mash with a whisk, a masher, or even a fork. (Note: I like my mashed potatoes a bit chunky but if you don’t then you can mix them together in a hand mixture or stand mixture).
Once the potatoes are fully mashed, pour them into a bowl. Top with a tablespoon of butter right in the middle.
Serve and Enjoy!