Mel and Mal's Creamy Mash

  • 6 Large Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 large dollop of butter
  • A splash of milk
  • The ingredient of your choice!

If you watch all these cookery programmes on the telly, you always see what I call "posh mash" - well here is how you do it!!

Zazz up your mash by adding other ingredients - a teaspoon of horseradish sauce or in this case, a tablespoon of Hellmans mayo. Lovely!

Serves : 4        Prep/Cooking Time : 30 mins

Tip : Wherever possible, use Maris Piper potatoes as they are perfect for mash as they don't collapse easily when cooking


Cook the Potatoes

Pop the prepared potatoes in a large saucepan and boil away on a medium heat for around 20 minutes.

To check to see if they are done, use a fork to test the softness of the potatoes. Try not to over cook as they will start to fall apart and you need the potatoes to be cooked but whole in order to get the best results

Drain off the water and leave in the pan with the lid on for around 5 minutes - this allows the potatoes to "dry off" a little

Add the Zazz!

Using a potato ricer (you can use a masher but a ricer really makes sure there are no lumps at all), feed all the potatoes through into a bowl

Add a little fresh ground black pepper, then a good dollop of butter and mix well using a silicone spatula or wooden spoon.

Now add a little milk and mix again.

At this point, if you want to add the zazz, pop in the Hellmans or the horseradish or just leave plain if you prefer. Give it a good mix and there you have it, the perfect mashed potato

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