Home cooks share their secrets to the perfect mashed potato

home cooks share their secrets to the perfect mashed potato

Sumary of Home cooks share their secrets to the perfect mashed potato:

  • From adding cream cheese, sour cream or Parmesan to keeping it simple with milk, salt and pepper – the only thing the recipes have in common is the appreciation for the staple dinnertime offering.
  • A woman looking for the best way to make the side dish asked what everyone puts in their mash, sparking the conversation of the What’s for dinner tonight Australia Facebook Page.
  • Home cooks have revealed their tips and tricks to making the perfect mashed potato – but no one can agree on the perfect recipe ‘Butter and milk until nice, smooth and creamy and then some salt and pepper,’ said one woman, keeping it simple.
  • ‘Just butter, milk, salt and pepper but the trick to delicious mash is to leave the skin on,’ instructed another.
  • While another said butter, milk and Vegemite are key to an amazing mash.

Home cooks have revealed their tips and tricks to making the perfect mashed potato – but no one can agree on the perfect recipe.

From adding cream cheese, sour cream or Parmesan to keeping it simple with milk, salt and pepper – the only thing the recipes have in common is the appreciation for the staple dinnertime offering.

A woman looking for the best way to make the side dish asked what everyone puts in their mash, sparking the conversation of the What’s for dinner tonight Australia Facebook Page.

Home cooks have revealed their tips and tricks to making the perfect mashed potato - but no one can agree on the perfect recipe

Home cooks have revealed their tips and tricks to making the perfect mashed potato – but no one can agree on the perfect recipe

‘Butter and milk until nice, smooth and creamy and then some salt and pepper,’ said one woman, keeping it simple.

‘Just butter, milk, salt and pepper but the trick to delicious mash is to leave the skin on,’ instructed another. 

While another said butter, milk and Vegemite are key to an amazing mash.

Others add grated cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese or sour cream to their pots.

Many add cream and milk to get the perfect smooth consistency. 

Some appreciate extra vegetables like sweet potato and pumpkin in theirs.

‘We just had fourtato it’s potato with three vegetables mashed in. Tonight it was potato, pumpkin, broccoli and cauliflower. Seasoned with salt and pepper.’

Some people believe lashings of butter and cream are key while others think sour cream or cream cheese are the best thing to add

Some people believe lashings of butter and cream are key while others think sour cream or cream cheese are the best thing to add

Others say mashed potato is always best if the potatoes have their skin left on

Others say mashed potato is always best if the potatoes have their skin left on

While there were some recipes that appeared very different.

 ‘Butter, tzatziki dip, or corn relish dip,’ one woman said.

While another adds mayonnaise to her potato. 

Others appeared to add a bit of everything.

‘Cream cheese, thickened cream, butter, sour cream, chicken salt, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper,’ listed one mum.

And when in doubt some people agreed to just ‘add bacon’. 

This isn’t the first time people have attempted to lock down the perfect recipe. 

Morgan Hipworth, the founder of Melbourne business Bistro Morgan Bakehouse, shared his simple four-ingredient recipe where he used potatoes, butter, sea salt and – most surprisingly – boiling milk to make the side dish. 

‘I hate lumpy mash potato with a passion so here’s a recipe for perfect smooth and creamy mash every time,’ the 19-year-old said in his TikTok video.

‘I promise you this will be the smoothest mash you’ve ever had.’ 

Home cook Morgan Hipworth (pictured) has revealed his secret trick to creating the perfect creamy, mashed potatoes every time

The 19-year-old shared his simple four-ingredient recipe

Home cook Morgan Hipworth (pictured) has revealed his secret trick to creating the perfect creamy, mashed potatoes every time

How to make Morgan Hipworth’s perfect mashed potatoes 

Home cooks share their secrets to the perfect mashed potato

INGREDIENTS 

500g potatoes

100g butter

100g boiling full cream milk

Sea salt to taste

METHOD

Peel and cut the potatoes into large chunks. Cooked them in a pot seasoned with a generous amount of sea salt. 

Drain the potatoes and pass through a potato ricer. Return the mashed potatoes to low heat, and stir for five minutes. 

In a different pot, pour in milk and bring to boil. Slowly add to the potato mixture, along with butter.

Stir until the potatoes are light and fluffy. Season with extra salt if needed.

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He started by peeling and cutting the potatoes into large chunks. Morgan then cooked the spuds in a pot seasoned with a generous amount of sea salt.

‘Boil in water as salty as the sea until the potatoes are tender,’ he said. 

‘Drain the potatoes and pass through a potato ricer.’

If you prefer smooth potatoes, pushing them through a potato ricer or a sieve will remove all traces of fine lumps.

He started by peeling and cutting the potatoes into large chunks. Morgan then cooked the spuds in a pot seasoned with a generous amount of sea salt

Boil in water until the potatoes are tender

He started by peeling and cutting the potatoes into large chunks. Morgan then cooked the spuds in a pot seasoned with a generous amount of sea salt

Push the potatoes through a potato ricer to remove all traces of fine lumps

In a different pot, he heated up full cream milk until it's hot. Boiling the milk creates a beautifully creamy mash and fluffy consistency

Push the potatoes through a potato ricer to remove all traces of fine lumps. In a different pot, he heated up full cream milk until it’s hot. Boiling the milk creates a beautifully creamy mash and fluffy consistency

Return the mashed potatoes to low heat, and stir for five minutes. 

In a different pot, he heated up full cream milk until it’s hot. Boiling the milk creates a beautifully creamy mash and fluffy consistency. Pouring cold milk straight out of the fridge can cool down the hot potatoes.

‘Bring your milk to the boil and slowly add to the potato mixture, along with butter,’ he said.

‘Stir until your potatoes are light and fluffy.’

Morgan added: ‘Taste your mash before serving and season with extra salt if needed. You can also add any of your favourite herbs.’ 

The video has since been viewed more than 99,000 times, with dozens saying they are keen to try out the recipe at home.

The ingredients for the best mashed potato range from salt, pepper and butter to adding 10 things to the pot

The ingredients for the best mashed potato range from salt, pepper and butter to adding 10 things to the pot

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