It’s the great potato debate! How to make perfect mashed potatoes? With skins or without? Russets, yellows, reds, or whites? Whatever your preference, we have your basic recipe for Creamy Mashed Potatoes. Peel potatoes and then cut them up into about equal sizes. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add your potatoes. Keep boiling and cook these for 30 minutes, until a fork slides easily into the potatoes. Drain the potatoes. Put your potatoes that you drained back into the pot and put back on the burner, low heat. You are now going to just mash them with a spoon or potato masher. Add your butter, cream cheese, milk, black pepper and salt and whip until creamy.
Among the most popular mashed potato toppings are: chives, cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, crisp onion or spring onion, caramelized onion, garlic, mustard, spices such as nutmeg, and chopped herbs such as parsley and cilantro.
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