Mashed potatoes

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Mashed potatoes
The perfect mashed potatoes

1kg potatoes

1 tbsp salt

75g butter

25mls whole milk

2 tbsp cream

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Peel the potatoes and cut them into even-sized chunks, about 5cms.

Put the potatoes in a steamer and sprinkle them with salt. Steam over a large pan of boiling water until they are very tender (approx. 20-25 minutes). 

When cooked, remove the potatoes from the steamer. Discard the water and put the potatoes in the pan. Cover the potatoes with a clean tea towel or several sheets of kitchen paper and allow to sit for about 5 minutes. This will absorb much of the steam.

Using a potato ricer, rice the potatoes into a large bowl. Use a masher if you don't have a ricer.

Add the butter, milk and cream and using a large fork, whip the potatoes until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper until just right.


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
25 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy, Entertaining, Family Dinners, Kids Food, Quick Meals, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Classics

Special Info
Gluten free, Egg free, Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty

Invest in a potato ricer

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