Creamy Mashed Potatoes2014-10-30
- Yield : 2
- Servings : 2
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 30m
Basic recipe for mashed potatoes that can go as a side dish.
- Potatoes Boiled 4-5
- salt 1/2 teaspoon
- Heavy cream 4 Tbsp
- Butter 2 Tbsp
- Milk 1 Tbsp
- Salt and Pepper
Put a non stick pan on stove, add butter, mashed potatoes salt and pepper. Mix them well.
Add milk and cream. Switch off the stove and mix them well. Taste and adjust salt and pepper. The potatoes should retain some texture and yet be smooth and creamy.
Mashed potato is a dish prepared by mashing boiled potatoes. Recipes started appearing no later than 1747 with an entry in The Art of Cookery by Hannah Glasse. The use of “floury” types of potato is usually recommended, although “waxy” potatoes are sometimes used for a different texture. Butter, vegetable oil, milk and/or cream are usually added to improve flavor and texture, and the potatoes are seasoned with salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs and spices. Popular ingredients and seasonings include: garlic, cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, crisp onion or spring onion, mustard, spices such as nutmeg, chopped herbs such as parsley or rosemary, white turnip, and wasabi. One French variation adds egg yolk for pommes duchesse or Duchess potatoes; piped through a pastry tube into wavy ribbons and rosettes, brushed with butter and lightly browned. Pomme purée (potato puree) uses considerably more butter than normal mashed potato – up to two parts potato for one part butter. In low-calorie or non-dairy variations, milk, cream and butter may be replaced by soup stock or broth. Aloo Bharta, an Indian sub-continent variation, uses chopped onions, mustard (oil, paste or seeds), chili pepper, coriander leaves and other spices. Source: Wikipedia
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