The Secret To A Great Mashed Potato

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⭐️ Ingredients

  • 2½ pounds potatoes Yukon Gold, weighted after peeling. Cook them covered in water with 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • 4 tablespoons butter or dairy-free butter.
  • ½ to 1½ cups milk or unsweetened soy milk. Start with ½ cup and add more
  • ¾ cup parmesan if grated at home, or ½ cup if pre-grated. Also dairy-free cheese.
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg grated, or more to taste.
  • 1 teaspoon salt or more to taste.

Prepare the Potatoes: Start by peeling and chopping the Yukon Gold potatoes into evenly sized chunks. Then, place them in a pot, cover them with water, and add a teaspoon of salt. Boil the potatoes until they are fork-tender, typically taking about 15-20 minutes.

Mash and Mix: Drain the cooked potatoes and return them to the pot. Over low heat, add the butter and start mashing the potatoes. Slowly pour in the milk (or dairy-free milk) while continuing to mash until you achieve your desired level of creaminess.

Cheesy Goodness: Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese (or dairy-free alternative) and freshly grated nutmeg. Keep mixing until the cheese melts into the potatoes, creating a creamy, cheesy blend of flavors.

Season to Perfection: Don’t forget to season with salt to taste. Remember that the Parmesan cheese already brings some saltiness, so adjust accordingly.

Serving Suggestions

Chives: Garnish your mashed potatoes with finely chopped chives for a pop of color and a mild oniony flavor that complements the dish beautifully.

Black Pepper: Freshly ground black pepper adds a subtle kick that can elevate the overall taste. Be sure to have a pepper mill at the table for guests to customize their servings.

Mushroom Gravy: If you’re feeling indulgent, serve your mashed potatoes with a rich mushroom gravy that will take them to the next level of savory delight.

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