How do you make the best mashed potatoes from scratch?

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.
  2. In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy.

What can I use to mash my potatoes?

7 Ways to Mash Potatoes
  1. Mashed Potatoes. Ask not what your spuds can do for you, but what you can do for your spuds.
  2. Tool #1: Food Mill. Best for: Light and fluffy mashed potatoes.
  3. Tool #2: Food Processor.
  4. Tool #3: Fork.
  5. Tool #4: Hand Masher.
  6. Tool #5: Hand Mixer.
  7. Tool #6: Ricer.
  8. Tool #7: Stand Mixer.

How does Gordon Ramsay make mashed potatoes?

For the garlic and herb mash, heat the butter in a small saucepan, add the garlic and woody herbs, and cook for 2–3 minutes. Pour in the milk and cream and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the soft herbs and cook for another 2–3 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, drain in a colander.

What are the best potatoes for mashing UK?

The received wisdom is that floury or fluffy varieties such as Maris Piper or King Edward are the best spuds for the job, although the Potato Council suggests the smooth Desiree for velvety mash.

How do you make BBC Food mashed potatoes?

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the potatoes and boil for about 15 mins or until tender.
  2. Heat the milk and butter in a small pan, then pour over the potatoes. Remove from the heat, then mash potatoes using an electric hand whisk or potato masher.

What can I use instead of potatoes?

Use a whole grain such as quinoa, bulgur, couscous or brown rice in place of your potato. You can also add a whole grain roll where your potato would normally be. Whole grains contain fiber, which can help you feel full, lower blood sugar levels and may help lower cholesterol.

What do you eat with mash?

Our favourite ways with leftover mashed potato
  • Black pudding potato cakes with fried eggs & tomatoes. Smoked haddock, spinach & potato cakes.
  • BBQ beans with mashed potato tops. Easy chicken pie.
  • Potato pancakes. Indian potato pancakes.
  • Bubble & squeak croquettes. Broccoli & potato croquettes.
  • Prawn chowder with mashed potato.

What can a vegetarian eat with mashed potatoes?

But mashed potatoes make a great side with any meal, such as portobello mushroom steaks, BBQ tofu, or even alongside a lighter salad like avocado salad or Italian salad. Even during a busy weeknight, I like to use these as a (large) side dish and pair them with a green vegetable like peas or broccoli.

What meat goes well with mashed potatoes?

Home style fried chicken with a good cream gravy is a good choice here. Chicken and mashed potatoes compliment each other extremely well. Turkey and chicken are often times interchanged to be served alongside mashed potatoes.

What to pair with potatoes vegetarian?

Roasted Potato & Veggie Power Bowl
  • spicy roasted red Creamer potatoes.
  • crispy-crunchy chickpeas.
  • spiced slightly sweet carrots.
  • zucchini medallions.
  • garlicky sautéed kale.
  • and a zesty + creamy hummus dressing.

What vegetarian dish goes well with potato salad?

Sauteed Green Beans and Asparagus

If you are a vegetarian, you can still take advantage of potato salad by pairing it with asparagus and green beans. The truth is, this is a common pairing since there are even some people who incorporate green beans and asparagus in their potato salad recipes.