Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes
This recipe will hopefully give you the proper techniques to turn out perfect mashed potatoes every time; always light, fluffy and lump-free.
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I love mashed potatoes but hate the thought of eating a ton of butter and cream which most recipes call for. These really are perfect. I make them all of the time now and always have leftovers in the fridge. My husband makes a fantastic tangy 24 hour Greek yogurt that we stir into the potatoes after reheating which makes them even more creamy and delicious.
Another outstanding recipe by Chef John! I never thought I could make mashed potatoes from potatoes. Followed the directions exactly and ended up with perfectly mashed potatoes. No more boxed potatoes!
Super easy directions for superior mashed potatoes. Who knew it was this easy to make great mashed potatoes? All these years I've been overcooking and overbeating and wondering why I ended up with a starchy, gluey white glob. I LOVE it when you find an easier way to prepare a dish and it gives you superior results! Not fancy, not with a bunch of extras added in, just good ole basic potato flavor in mashed form that delivers an incredible, light and creamy dish. Real food prepared the way it should be. That's a win-win recipe!! I didn't tell DH I was making mashed potatoes a new way, just waited to see if he would notice.....and he did, he absolutely loved these! My hat's off to you Chef John! Thanks for another great recipe!
This is the absolute best way to make the PERFECT mashed potatoes. I did a test of this recipe before the first thanksgiving I have hosted for my family. I found that using white pepper was a MUST. The only modification I made was that I put 2 cloves of garlic in the water while the potatoes boiled. Thank you chef john!!