These easy mashed potatoes are the basis for many homemade meals. Healthy and delicious, almost as fast as using instant, but more economical.Mashed potatoes can really made very quickly. Just cooked peeled potatoes in salted water, drain, add milk, butter, seasonings, and mash. Mashed potatoes are a wonderful side for many dishes. Especially, if those dishes include gravy! As well, check below for great dishes that use leftover mashed potatoes. You may find yourself making extra potatoes, just to be able to make these other recipes.
Whenever I ask my granddaughters what they'd like for dinner, their answer always starts with 'Oma's mashed potatoes!"
To make it quicker, don't peel. Not only is it easier, but healthier too. Cut potatoes into quarters or smaller, boil until tender in salted water. Drain (keeping cooking liquid for soups or gravy).
However, if the potatoes have a thick skin (older potatoes), peel first. Choose new potatoes instead if you want speed.
You can use a mixer to whip cooked potatoes, the skins break apart into small pieces and look nice in the finished dish. Healthier! The only concern with using a mixer is that too often the potatoes can become gummy, but that depends on the variety of potatoes.
For the fluffiest mashed potatoes, use a potato ricer.
There are also so many different things to make with leftovers, that it's a great plan to make extra. Try these:
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