Best Mashed Potatoes

Best Mashed Potatoes
Best Mashed Potatoes

Barbara Kiebel

Best Mashed Potatoes

The best mashed potatoes. Really, what does that mean? So, for me… I just love everything about a more rustic course of action. But I have friends that are just the opposite; they prefer a smoother, creamier consistency. So my best is certainly not theirs and it seems, like many choices that are so personally subjective, the truth is that the whole notion of the best mashed potatoes is really about what is best for you. Peeled or not peeled. High starch or not. Butter or not. Sour cream, bacon, or none of that nonsense… I think in the long run, it's impossible to define one recipe for mashed potatoes as the best; it's all about personal preference.

6
Servings
151
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Pounds  red potatoes, halved if large, left whole if small
  • 2  Tablespoons  butter
  • 4  Ounces  goat cheese
  • 1/2-3/4 cup milk or half-and-half
  • 6  Tablespoons  chopped scallions or chives
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Place the potatoes in a pot just large enough to fit them comfortably, and add cold water just until covered. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Return the potatoes to pot and mash roughly (these are not meant to be the consistency of regular mashed potatoes).

Add the butter and mix well with potatoes. Then, add the goat cheese and mix thoroughly. Add milk as required to get consistency you desire. Add 4 tablespoons of the scallions and mix in gently. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with the remaining scallions.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
88µg
13%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
22mg
29%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
56µg
62%
Calcium, Ca
64mg
6%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
61µg
15%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
73mg
10%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
240mg
16%
Water
14g
1%

Mashed Potatoes Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Mashed Potatoes Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.