Everyone has their own way of making mashed potatoes. I was spoiled early with my mom’s mashed potatoes, because they were just so perfect. Luckily I watched closely every time she made them, and am able to make them just as easily.
It may take some practice, but making perfect mashed potatoes really isn’t that hard. All you need is potatoes, milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Just skin the potatoes, boil them on the stove, drain, and put in a bowl. You’ll need a hand mixer to get them just right, adding your butter, milk, salt, and pepper slowly to get it “just right”. As my mom always said “add your milk slowly – you can always add more but you can’t take any out”.
I’ve since come up with my own tasty version that is just as good (if not better) as you’d get in a restaurant. My version uses red potatoes, not skinned, with garlic salt instead of salt and pepper. It’s made exactly the same way as above, just with a few different ingredients.
The garlic mashed potato recipe goes extremely well with other easy dinner ideas, such as steak and pork chops. I tend to make a lot of the mashed potatoes, because they are good even reheated. 😉