Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Homemade Mashed Potatoes

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Anything home made is always one of the more delicious and healthier ways to go when you are eating, the main reason of course is that we know everything that we are putting into our own food. I am a big fan of homemade sides, not only are they easy to make but they go so well with your main entree. I always grew up with a few options on my plate when it was time to sit down for a meal and a good side with the entree is something that hits the spot.

Homemade mash potatoes always beat the box kind, they are so easy to make and for those of you worried about time, give your head a shake will you. My potatoes of choice when making mash potatoes are Russet, they are higher in starch and lower in moisture and the result when boiled and mashed is a smoother texture. Milk gives a bit more of a creamy texture and butter brings out that the great taste that your buds will enjoy with the remaining ingredients, use a potato masher to get a mixture of creamy and chunky potatoes.

Inspired by Simply Recipes

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Homemade Mashed Potato Recipe
Servings: 4  Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 25 minutes

Mashed Potato Recipe

Ingredients
4 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 green onion, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
4 tsp of sea salt, divided
2 tsp of black pepper
3 tbsp of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of milk

Directions:

1- In a large pot, add potatoes and enough water to cover potatoes by 2 inches, add 2 tsp of salt, bring water to a boil on high heat and boil for 10 minutes.
2- Drain water and return pot back to burner on low heat to dry off moisture, add green onions and garlic, cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3- Add butter and cook another 5 minutes mixing ingredients.
4- Add milk and mash potatoes with a potato masher right in the pot.
5- Season with remaining salt and black pepper.
6- Enjoy !!!

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