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Easy Mashed Potatoes – The Ultimate Comfort Food!

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Mash Potatoes are a wonderful comfort food, but the perfect mashed potatoes need to be light and fluffy and soooo smooth in order to enjoy them fully. Not only that, but a bowl of perfectly mashed potatoes will trigger those feel-good hormones and lower the nasty stress ones.

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I know not everyone loves mashed potatoes the same, but for me and many I know, mashed potatoes can carve out a space of bliss to wallow in briefly, but only a good version of mashed potatoes of course.

Believe it or not, mashed potatoes deserve all the care that one might use on a souffle or other culinary delight, but many just do them as a side thought as something to eat food with. A lot of time in restaurants when you expect better, the puree you are served is lustrous and dense rather than light and fluffy.

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What Potatoes Are Best For Mashed Potatoes?

I know that Mediterranean potatoes are a no-no for mash as they are waxen. Potatoes marked as all-purpose that are quite floury tend to produce the best billowing clouds of comfort on your plate.

How To Make The Perfect Easy Mashed Potatoes

You can choose to boil your potatoes either with or without the skins, but remember the trick is to mash them while they are hot, and it is difficult to peel a potato while it is hot. If you mash potatoes when they have cooled down, the starches have set and you will end up with a lumpy granular fair.

Make sure that the milk is warmed as cold milk gives a less fluffy result.

The butter should be at room temperature or soft, but not melted.

For the best results a potato ricer or mouli is the ultimate gadget to have for mashed potatoes.

Priority Chef Potato Ricer and Masher, Makes Light and Fluffy Mashed Potato Perfection, 100% Stainless Steel

This potato ricer will give you a perfectly smooth and fluffy mash with less effort?

With this product, you can achieve a creamy, heavenly dish quickly and conveniently. It is comfortably cushioned and ergonomically designed, making it a welcome relief for people with arthritis. The stainless steel makes it super easy to clean.

Küchenprofi K0965602814 Small Food Mill, Silver

This compact-sized mouli will puree fruit and vegies without any electricity. It features a fixed superfine disc and a long handle easy turning crank.

But fear not if you don’t have the above gadgets at your disposal, you can still get super-smoother results using a fairly cheap supermarket hand masher or even a fork with a little effort and determination.

Never ever throw your potatoes into a food processor, because once the starch is activated, you will end up with a bowl of super glue for dinner.

Easy mashed potatoes simply require you to start mashing with the addition of just enough milk and butter to make things easier.

Once your potatoes are smooth, add all the butter (1 tablespoon per four servings) and only as much milk as needed for a soft mix which still holds it shape.

Add salt to taste.

Now you can wallow in the soft mounds of comfort that you have created and forget about all your worries for a while.

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