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
145
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
8g
11%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
181µg
26%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
22mg
29%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
82µg
91%
Calcium, Ca
207mg
21%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
39µg
10%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
175mg
25%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
263mg
18%
Water
19g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.