Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2.5kg potatoes (well-scrubbed)
  • 3 tablespoons salt, divided
  • 230g unsalted butter
  • 2 cups milk or cream
  • Finely chopped fresh chives (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Method

  1. Place the potatoes in a Chef Supreme Casserole and add cold water. Stir in 2
    tablespoons of the salt. Cover and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.
    Uncover and reduce the heat as needed to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook until
    tender. A sharp knife should easily go through the potato. Larger potatoes may
    take longer.
  2. About 20 minutes into the potato cooking time, melt the butter over low heat in a
    Chef Supreme Casserole. Heat the milk and remaining 1 tablespoon salt over low
    heat in another Chef Supreme Casserole. Keep both warm.
  3. When the potatoes are ready, drain them in a colander. Turn off the heat on the
    butter and milk.
  4. Peel the potatoes and place them back into the casserole they were cooked
    in. This will help the potatoes stay warm from the casserole’s residual heat.
  5. Mash the potatoes.
  6. Add the hot butter to the potatoes, gently stirring with a wooden spoon or
    spatula to incorporate. When all the butter is absorbed, add the hot milk.
  7. Taste and season with more salt as needed. Add pepper for more flavour.
  8. Optional garnish with some chopped chives.