smashed potatoes ⋘

Adapted from Perfect Mashed Potatoes on Simply Recipes.




To Buy


  1. Peel potatoes and cut lengthwise into quarters
  2. Rinse potatoes in cold water
  3. Measure 4T cream and 2T butter into small saucepan
  4. Measure 0.5t salt into ramekin


Boil potatoes

  1. Put potatoes into pot and cover with at least an inch of cold water
  2. Add salt to water
  3. Place on high heat and bring water to a boil
  4. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until potatoes are easily poked with a fork (approx 15-20 minutes)

Prep butter & cream

  1. After pototes have been simmering for 10-15 minutes, begin to melt butter and cream over low heat

Mash potatoes

  1. Drain the potatoes and transfer to large glass bowl
  2. Pour butter/cream mixture over top of potatoes
  3. Mash with a potato masher
  4. Add 1T milk and beat (using wooden spoon or electric mixer) until smooth; add additional milk as needed
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste