Recipe: mashed potatoes



  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 average size servings
  • 900g potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 110g butter, cubed
  • Salt and ground black pepper


  • Boil the potatoes until soft but not breaking up – about 20 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes in a colander and put to one side.
  • Place the milk and butter in the pan used to boil the potatoes, return the pan to the heat and warm gently until the butter has melted into the milk.
  • Add the potatoes and mash using either a potato masher, a fork or a potato ricer.
  • Whip the mashed potato lightly with a wooden spoon. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.



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