- 8-10 medium-sized russet potatoes (cut and peeled)
- 1/4 cup hot milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp butter (optional)
- Dash pepper
Good old mashed potatoes is all you need when you crave comfort food, but all you have in your pantry is a bag of potatoes. Mashed potatoes are easy to make, delectable, and filling.
One look at the meal is all it requires before you fall in love with it. You may have seen meals that don’t really appear attractive but tastes good; this is not the case with mashed potatoes. It checks the boxes for attractiveness and tastiness.
There are varieties of potatoes that you can use for this recipe, but russet potatoes are perfect for making mashed potatoes.
Follow this recipe of mashed potatoes, and by the time you are done, you kitchen will be filled with an inviting and aroma and you will be definitely proud of your efforts!
How to make Mashed Potatoes
It is claimed that it took a while before potatoes were accepted in America. It took seven Atlantic crossings before this could happen. Potatoes were not really known until Benjamin Franklin discovered them. During the time he was ambassador to France, he attended a banquet hosted by Parmentier and potato was served there in about 20 different ways. He returned to America and reported his discovery. It became known in America this way and the trend set by Franklin became more popular that before long, colonies and remote region of the western frontier began to plant potatoes.