Saturday, May 21, 2011

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

  • Wash, peel and rinse potatoes. 
  • Boil in salted water for 20 minutes. 
  • Drain well.
  • Cover with lid, and leave potatoes to dry off inside their pan for a few minutes over a low heat.
  • Move potatoes into a clean pan.
  • Put potatoes through a ricer, sieve, or potato masher.
  • Add 1oz of butter for every 1lb of potatoes in pan.
  • Stir in well with a wooden spoon.
  • Gradually add about 2 tablespoons of cold milk and stir in well.
  • Check and adjust seasoning.
  • Place in a serving dish in a dome shape.
  • Use a fork to score the surface.


How to Make Riced or Snow Potatoes

  • Wash and peel and then rinse the potatoes to remove excess starch. 
  • Boil in salted water for 20 minutes. 
  • Drain well, then place pan lid over potatoes and place on a low heat to dry off the potatoes. 
  • When dry, push the potatoes through a potato ricer or metal sieve directly into a serving dish.
How to make riced potatoes