You say poe-tate-oh I say poe-tah-toe.
Let’s call the whole thing off… and mash um up!
Making mashed potatoes is a lot easier than I ever imagined. Once I realized how it worked, I wondered why I had never done it before!
Depending on how many people you are serving, you can easily make this in bulk, or just make enough for two!
When making mashed potatoes for just two people (with leftovers) here’s what I do:
about a half a stick of butter
milk or heavy cream
salt & pepper
1. take 4 potatoes and wash them. You can choose to peel them or leave the skins on. If they are red potatoes, I’d leave the skins on, if they are white, I’d peel them. But that’s just my preference.
2. cut the potatoes into quarters or smaller, the smaller they are, the quicker they boil.
3. bring water to boil in a large pot and throw those taters in!
4. let the potatoes boil long enough so they are soft and you can easily stick a fork in them.
5. drain the water then put the potatoes in a mixing bowl
6. This is where you’re “i’ve been cooking my whole life and don’t need measurements, trust me” skills come in! You will be adding ingredients “to taste” and not very specifically.
7. Add in butter…at least 4 tablespoons
8. Add salt and pepper
9. add garlic
10. add about a 1/2 cup of milk or heavy cream
11. depending on whether you want them chunky or smooth determines the tool you use. For chunky mix with a fork. For smooth use an electric mixer.
12. then taste test and add in what else you think it needs.