Looking for some cozy comfort food? This hack for the creamiest mashed potatoes ever will have you drooling!
The sunshine and hot weather has run for the hills, but if we're honest, we needed the bit of rain again. With the drop in temperature, we've been looking for something cozy and comforting to have for dinner, so when we came across this mashed potatoes hack we were so excited to try it out.
We saw this hack on delish.com, who pointed out that the vast majority of people boil their mashed potatoes before cooking them, however, this is where the mistake is made.
According to chef Tyler Florence, if you really want to the creamiest mashed potatoes ever, you must begin by cooking them in cream.
We like where this is going.
“Potatoes have a really delicate, beautiful minerality to their flavour profile, and when you cook potatoes in water and you pour that water down the drain, you've extracted all the flavour of the potato. So what I do with mashed potatoes — because you finish them with cream and butter anyway, right? — is I'll take that same cream and butter and add that to the potatoes and cook the potatoes in cream and butter.”
Tyler's favourite way to do it is to add “cold, peeled, chopped potatoes, cream, butter, and olive oil” to a pan. He also said, “I like garlic. I like sage and rosemary flavour combinations, and a little bit of thyme.”
After that, he explained exactly how he makes his delicious mashed potatoes:
“When the potatoes are tender, I put a bowl on the counter and a colander inside that bowl. I pour the potatoes through the colander, and the cream will collect on the bottom. Then I'll put the potatoes back into the pot and take the potato-infused garlic cream and fold that back into the potatoes, and it's the most incredible flavour profile. It's the best mashed potato you'll ever taste in your entire life.”
Okay, we're completely drooling now.
Will you be giving this a go?