I am afraid that I am of the firm belief that you can have tasty mashed potato or healthy mashed potato but not both. Luckily for me my stomach and brain both like the tasty option :).
The not so secret key to a good mash is in just under cooking the potatoes (in salty water) and then adding copious quantities of butter and a dash of milk. If I want to add a bit of variety I will also add some parsnip and or carrot to the boiling water too.
My personal guilty vice is cheese so in goes a handful of cheese too.
Prep your favourite potatoes:
Boil them in water until just underdone (more than parboiled but not soggy):
Drain, making sure you remove most of the water and then add butter and milk:
Give the whole lot a good mashing in the same saucepan:
Take a large spoonful and eat it in the name of taste testing 🙂
I love a good mash with something slow-cooked and saucy:
Hope you like it,