Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Better Mashed Potatoes

In a previous post I mentioned that you should always wash your potatoes before you peel them. If you are making mashed potatoes here are some tips to make them better. 

1. Cut your potatoes in the same size pieces. That way they will cook at the same time.
2. Fill the pan with cold water and then stir the potatoes and pour out the water. Refill with fresh water.   This eliminates a lot of the surface starch and helps to prevent boil overs.
3. Use a potato ricer or food mill to mash the cooked potatoes - much smoother
4. Any liquid you add should be hot.
5. Finish with room temperature butter.

Sounds like a lot of work but it is really easy to do.

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