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Mashed Potatoes

cookingwithcaitlin's picture
Especially during the holiday season, mashed potatoes seem to work their way into the menu. These mashed potatoes are one of the favorite recipes of the chef. I must tell you up front that these are not the healthiest mashed potatoes out there – but they sure are good going down.
Ingredients
  Yukon gold potatoes 6 (Peeled)
  Heavy whipping cream 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 12 Clove (60 gm)
  Butter sticks 1 1⁄2
Directions

1. Place a large pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil.
2. Wash, peel and cut your potatoes. First cut in half length-wise, then into chunks. Cutting them into chunks will help to cook the potatoes at a speedier rate. Place into the boiling water (need enough water to cover the potatoes) and add 2 cloves of garlic per potato. You will boil for about 40 minutes – or until you can stab the potato with a knife and the chunk slides right off the knife. Do NOT add salt to the water at this point.
3. Once the potatoes are finished, drain the water and mash them. You can mash them using a Foley Food Mill, a masher or beaters.
4. Bring the mashed potatoes back to the stove top and reheat on medium heat. Add in heavy whipping cream and butter. You want the potatoes to be weeping – have a creamy consistency. This is not an exact science so just taste as you add the butter and cream to get it exactly as you like it.
5. Finally, add your salt. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Quick
Restriction: 
Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Mashed potatoes are great to go as sides or as ingredients during almost any season, here is a simple recipe to make one. Check out chef Caitlin making appealing mashed potatoes using just a few ingredients. With a little garnish or even otherwise great as it is!

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6 Comments

Prezi's picture
Mmh.. Those mashed potatoes are my all time favorite! Like love the potato, salted butter, a tinch of garlic and cardamon combination, all mashed into a paste! It's just awesome to go with buns and breads...
Gadget.Lady's picture
potatoes! guess they have a neat talent in addin to the flavor of any dish.. the mashed potato recipe is crisp and yum :).. guess they make a juicy combination with unleavened breads like indian roti too...
aparna.priya's picture
potatoes...mmh...these mashed potatoes are my favorite. I like potatoes in any form, be it mashed, boiled, or anything. But this one seems to be extra ordinary due to whipping cream. Can't resist to try on coming weekend. Thanks Caitlin!
foodpsychologist's picture
Mashed potatoes with whipped cream and garlic flavor seem to be simply irresistible! I might want to spice it up with a bit of pepper and top up with a few sprinklings of coriander leaves
ifoodiee's picture
hey..looks like i am the only one who cant view this video, but thank God there is a description...at home I simply boil the potatoes, I dont add garlic..why do you add garlic Caitlin,is it anything to do with the flavor or is there anything else??...
veg.foodie's picture
what are yokon gold potatoes? can anyone tell me? i can use russets too right?