Whether you’re snowed in with the winter blues, sick as a dog, or suffering from the unhappiness that only carbs can fix when you eat comfort foods, that’s why you need to include mashed potatoes on your menu. it makes you feel warm and
comfortable. I have heard of a friend who had a painful experience with the dentist last week.
She discussed how she was craving a slight convenience, but something smooth and mushy…
potatoey, and buttery… Ok, let me stop salivating now. It’s mashed potato time!
And of course, what’s more, soothing other than knowing that you’ve bought local, quality
ingredients to put into your dish as well? Comfort foods shouldn’t be as difficult to make, as they
are so satisfying to eat. The wonderful thing about mashed potatoes is that there’s no accurate
science to them.
Peel your potatoes (7 russet potatoes makes close to 5 to 6 servings) and cut them into
medium-sized pieces. Boil for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Also put in
little quantities of salt, milk product, and butter product. Using soy milk and Earth Balance
margarine is another option to consider. I bet you will love the outcome. Mash, and experiment
with the ingredients until you have gotten the desired consistency and flavor.
You can as well tend to be a bit more of a potato purist, I know that the same old thing can get a
small bland after a while, so here are three mashed potato combinations:
Garlic and Chive Potatoes:
Observe and follow the exact basics of the mashed potatoes recipe. Nearly the same duration you
boil the potatoes, you’re going to roast up some garlic.
Take a whole bulb and chop off the end without the stem so that the top of each clove of garlic is
revealed. Sprinkle the top with olive oil. Enfold in foil and bake at 400 degrees exactly for 20
After that, you have begun mashing the potatoes and the garlic has cooled. You’ll be able to
squeeze out the garlic, like a paste, into the mixture. Throw in some chopped chives and your
garlic and chive potatoes are ready to be served.
Edamame Mashed Potatoes:
Isn’t It fantastic? This is one of those dishes that sounds grandiloquent but is amazingly easy.
Furthermore, follow the basic mashed potato recipe.
You’ll again need 1/2 cup of shelled edamame, 1 clove of chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon of
chopped ginger, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, and some ground black pepper.
Throw those ingredients into a food processor (or blender machine) while the potatoes boil and
put them in when you mash them.
If you like a slight kick, throw some wasabi powder in there too to taste.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes:
Another incredible dish that’s so easy, but so rich and creamy that people will think you slaved
For these, you’ll like to leave the skin on at first. Take 7 to 8 sweet potatoes and rub them with
Place them uncovered on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes at 425 degrees.
Once they have cooled, start mashing them up, peeling off large pieces of skin as you go.
Put in 3/4 cup of coconut milk, with 2 teaspoons of salt, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and mash
away! There you go with your mashed potatoes ready to be served.
People Also Ask
Is it better to bake or boil potatoes for mashed?
Baking potatoes (instead of boiling them) is completely hands-off, frees up a burner ( clutch on Thanksgiving when stovetop space is at a premium), and also decreases the water content of the cooked spuds, resulting in the easiest and most flavorful mash of all time.
What are the worst potatoes for mashing?
You could be using the wrong potatoes. Potatoes are generally considered “waxy” or “starchy”. Waxy potatoes, ( like white potatoes and red potatoes ) are more prone to gumminess when mashed, as opposed to starchy potatoes ( like Yukon golds and russets). Choose starchy potatoes or a mixture of waxy and starch potatoes.
I understand the tradition is “meat and potatoes” but as an option, I prefer to serve mine
alongside some large grilled portobello mushrooms. Keep up with the upcoming posts in which
I’ll be covering more comfort foods. Can vegans heat a comparable mac-n-cheese? You’ll need
to check back to discover that. And I guess with the information provided above you can easily make your mashed potatoes.
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