Utterly Delicious Mashed Potatoes

Utterly Delicious Mashed Potatoes


*3 lb or more potatoes; I like to use russet; peeled and cut into cubes.

*1 Tbsp. salt for the cooking water + more to taste in the potatoes

*pepper to taste

*1/2 to 1 lb of good quality butter

*1 to 2 cups evaporated milk; warmed; I start out with a cup and add more if needed

*fresh or dried parsley


Place the potatoes in a large pot. Fill with water until the potatoes are covered and add the 1 Tbsp. of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender; drain well. I learned the hard way that if they are not drained of all the cooking water, you do not get a nice consistency in the end.

Place the potatoes into a large, mixer proof bowl and add salt and pepper. Add in some of the butter and with a potato masher, begin mashing the potatoes. Slowly add in some of the milk about 1/4 of a cup and continue mashing until most of the larger chunks are broken down.

With a hand mixer set on one of the lower speeds, begin to incorporate the butter and the milk.

Start adding in more butter, salt and pepper. Slowly add in more milk until you get the texture that you want. Do not pour in all of the milk at once or you may end up with potato soup. Yes, I have done that as well. Keep tasting and adding more butter, salt and pepper until the taste is to your liking. Sprinkle in the parsley and mix just enough to blend it into the potatoes. Be careful not to over mix. Once I reach the desired texture, I bring out the wooden spoon to stir in more butter, salt or pepper if needed.

Serve warm and Enjoy!

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