Mashed Potato

Ed Baines shares his simple recipe for making perfect mash, that classic British comfort food
By Ed Baines
Mashed Potato
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 King Edward potatoes
  • black pepper
  • knob of butter
  • dash of cream
  • dash of milk

Method

1. Peel the potatoes, cut each potato into eight pieces and refresh under cool water.

2. Boil in a pan of salted boiling water until the potatoes start to break up.

3. Strain the boiled potato and place in a dry saucepan.

4. Stir the potatoes until they appear translucent and then mash then with a masher.

5. Add a knob of butter, a dash of cream and milk and continue mashing until you achieve a peaking consistency.

6. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and serve.

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