Mashed Potatoes

Recipe file created December 1, 1999.
Potatoes are my all time favourite food. Here are some ways to make mashed potatoes more interesting.

Peel potatoes. Cut all pieces to a uniform size. Put new potatoes into boiling water. Put old potatoes into cold water. Cook just until done -- about 20 to 25 minutes(over cooked potatoes absorb water). Mash. Add enough milk to hold potatoes together -- about 1/4 cup per pound of potatoes. Add 2 tablespoons butter per pound if desired. Mix well. Use hand mixer for creamed potatoes.


  1. Put one or two toes of garlic in the water when you boil the potatoes. Remove them before mashing.
  2. Put a piece or two of onion into the water. Remove before mashing.
  3. Mash 1/2 to 1 cup cream cheese into the potatoes. Thin with milk to desired consistency.
  4. Stir in 1 tablespoon parsley flakes for colour.


These variations are not exclusive of one another. Mix and match to find your favourite combination. I like garlic and cream cheese. The parsley actually helps fight garlic breath. Add it to all of your favourite garlic recipes.

Mashed potatoes reheat well for breakfast or lunch the next day.

-- Rox

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