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What water to put mashed potatoes in: a very important detail that affects the taste

Kateryna YagovychFood
How to cook mashed potatoes correctly. Source: thespruceeats.com

It would seem that everyone can handle such a simple dish as mashed potatoes. But very often it turns out too dense and has a gray color. Therefore, for the perfect taste and consistency, use the following tips.

Food blogger Yuliia Senych (yuliia.senych) shared her secrets for making perfect mashed potatoes on Instagram. Potatoes must be thrown into boiling water with pepper and bay leaves. And add salt when the vegetable is almost ready.

What water to put mashed potatoes in: a very important detail that affects the taste

Ingredients:

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

Method of preparation:

What water to put mashed potatoes in: a very important detail that affects the taste

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

2. Add bay leaves and peppercorns to the water.

What water to put mashed potatoes in: a very important detail that affects the taste

3. Boil to a boil and add the potatoes. Add the potatoes to the hot water.

4. Boil the potatoes until almost tender and add salt.

5. Finish cooking and drain the water.

What water to put mashed potatoes in: a very important detail that affects the taste

6. Remove the bay leaves and pepper from the potatoes.

7. Start mashing the potatoes immediately without adding oil.

8. When the potatoes start to become mashed, add half the butter and continue mashing.

What water to put mashed potatoes in: a very important detail that affects the taste

9. Heat the milk and the rest of the butter almost to a boil.

10. Start partially pouring in the milk with the melted butter and mash. At this stage, you can whip the mashed potatoes with a mixer for a more loose state.

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