Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes recipe

Forget your instant mashed potatoes mix… Making authentic mashed potatoes is fast, easy AND tasty! Some like their mashed potatoes with a more liquid texture, don’t hesitate to add milk if they don’t look smooth enough for you.

Preparation time: 10 mn  Cooking time: 30 mn

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

2.2 lbs (1kg) of potatoes
1/2 cup (120ml) of milk
3 tablespoons of creme fraiche
2 tablespoons of butter
1 pinch of  nutmeg
Salt & pepper


1/ Cut potatoes into 2 or 4 pieces depending on their size (bigger pieces will need more time to be done).

2/ Boil potatoes into salted water for 30 minutes (they’ll be easier to mash if overcooked). Let them chill.

3/ Peel and mash potatoes (you can use a a food mill or potato ricer, if you don’t have any use a potato masher or heavy fork.)

4/ Pour mashed potatoes into a pan heated over low heat. Add milk, butter, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stir well.

5/ That’s it, ready to serve! Easy, right? ;-)

9 thoughts on “Mashed potatoes

  1. 07/24/2009 at 6:34 PM

    Simple enough and why ever use the instant?? always a great idea and the creme fraiche would add lovely richness & tiny tang? good one. best, s

  2. 07/24/2009 at 8:36 PM

    Mmm, craving mashed taters now. :)

  3. 07/25/2009 at 2:53 PM

    ah, this recipe will get me in trouble, love creme fraiche too much!

  4. 07/27/2009 at 2:21 PM

    I didn’t know mashed potatoes could look so good and delicious!

  5. 07/29/2009 at 4:18 AM

    Yum! This surely is a melt in your mouth mashed potatoes.

  6. 07/31/2009 at 6:55 AM

    i live with an irishman, so we know a thing or two about mashed potatoes. yours looks and sounds just delicious!

  7. 04/19/2010 at 3:13 AM

    these look sooooooo great!!!

  8. 07/14/2010 at 6:14 AM

    I’ve never tried it this way – sounds great though. I leave out the creme fraiche and nutmeg, and instead add some grated cheddar and cooked peas. It gives the mash a delicious melted cheese flavour. Will definitely give your version a try next time.

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