I have a love for mashed potatoes. I usually make Mama buy those big brown russet potatoes (or just google/ask what potatoes make the best choice) so I can whip up a nice batch. I made some last week and will make another batch tomorrow, depending on my laziness level.
How Hanis Makes Mashed Potatoes
1. I like using baking butter or as Mama call it, cake's butter. You know, its usually wrapped in golden paper. Is it a must? No. But somehow for me, it gives more flavour.
2. Peel those potatoes and quarter it horizontally. AKA make the sections long, instead of wide.
3. Wash, set in pot, fill up till the water is the same level of those potatoes.
4. Sprinkle some salt before letting it boil.
5. Test till the potatoes are soft, turn off the fire.
6. Do not, I repeat, do not drain the water because you need it later.
7. Take out the potatoes, put in some butter and start mashing it with your choice of weapon.
8. Mash it up, taste it. Add butter if you want. If its dry-ish, add a bit of the water from the pot. No milk or salt.
9. Serve it up.
How Hanis Eats Her Mashed Potatoes
While warm, add a bit of mayo. Swirl it in really nice and have a taste.
Trust me, mayo in mashed potatoes is reallly good. Just make sure the mayo is not one of those sweet kind cause that just sucks. And yes, the mashed potatoes have to be warm, so reheat it before you add the mayo.
Alright, I really need to make some tomorrow.