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How to make perfect mashed potatoes and why add bay leaf to water: share the secret and recipe

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
How to cook mashed potatoes correctly. Source: depositphotos.com

Mashed potatoes are the simplest potato dish. To make it tasty and lump-free, cooks recommend adding milk, melted butter, and sour cream.

Delicate mashed potatoes

The cook shared her recipe and secrets for making delicious and successful mashed potatoes on Instagram.

Mashed potatoes recipe

Ingredients:

  • potatoes - 5-6 pcs.
  • butter - 80 g
  • milk - 80 ml
  • salt
  • peppercorns / bay leaf

Method of preparation:

1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 4-6 pieces.

Potatoes for the dish

2. Add the bay leaf and peppercorns to the water, bring to a boil and pour the potatoes into the hot water. After the potatoes are cooked, remove the bay leaf and season with salt.

How to cook mashed potatoes correctly

3. Then mash the potatoes without adding butter. When the potatoes start to become mashed, add half the butter.

Butter for the dish

4. Heat the milk and the rest of the butter almost to a boil. Add partially the milk and melted butter to the potatoes and stir the potatoes again. At this stage, you can mash the potatoes with a mixer to make them fluffier.

Ready mashed potatoes

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