Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Homemade Mashed Taters

well, I had a lovely recipe for you ladies today
when making mashed taters I normally don't have a recipe, I just do everything to taste
well I got to work measuring and writing everything down, taking pictures and making sure that this post would be awesome. 

I wrote down the times I started and the time that it was finished so you would know how long it took to prep and cook this dish.

BUT when I went to take it out of my home management notebook, said recipe was nowhere to be found!
What good is a  home management notebook if you can't find what you need?!

So I'm going to try as hard as possible to remember errathang that went down

we really like homemade potatoes. It might take a lot longer to make, but I know whats going into my food.

I know some people don't consider mashed potatoes a healthy dish, but it's healthier than you think
since it's homemade

This recipe will give you a lot of leftovers but its better to be safe than sorry

Cast of Characters: 
(serves 4)

4 potatoes
 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk
4 TBS butter
1/2 - 1 tsp paprika {or just enough to make it pink} optional
1/2 - 1 tsp garlic powder
2 TBS mayo, totally optional if you want to keep it "skinny"
1 TBS salt, or to taste

get a really big pot.... as big as you can get it.
this is a Paula Deen stock pot I got for Christmas :)

peel and dice your potato. It doesn't matter to what size, as long as they're all equal in size

Place them in the pot

THEN add water, just enough to cover

put on the lid, but leave some space for the steam to release

Sometimes I get a little carried away and forgot to take pictures... sorry

set your eye to med-high heat and let water come to a boil, with taters in it

once it comes to a boil allow for 20-30 minutes or until tender

drain in a colander

Place in a large bowl or a stand mixer bowl

Start mixing in stand mixer on a low level or with electric mixer

add milk, butter and mayo until desired consistency is met

add salt and garlic powder. 
stop mixer for taste test
then add paprika

place them in a serving dish. If they're ready a little early you can place tin foil over them to keep warm

I started peeling the potatoes and at 5:41 and I set them on the table at 6:24

If you make them, let me know how they turn out for you :)

1 comment:

  1. I've never put mayo in my mashed potatoes, what does that do for them? I always leave the skins on mine, too--don't know why but the husband prefers mashed potatoes with skins too!


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