The potato is a food that is present in the kitchen of most countries and also becomes an essential product in most countries. And these tub érculos offer endless possibilities when preparing them , either as a main ingredient or accompaniment.
A good example is mashed potatoes, which is so versatile, as well as rich and nutritious. Due to this, we will provide a step-by-step explanation on how to make homemade potato puree so that your guests do not stop sucking their fingers.
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The first thing we should do to prepare mashed potatoes is to start boiling a large pot of water and, while the water is heating up, we will wash the potatoes to make sure that the skin is clean.
Once the water boils, we will have to add the potatoes whole and peeled , that is, without peeling them together with a little salt. In this way, we will achieve that the potato absorbs less water and conserves the starch. It will be necessary to boil the potatoes until they are soft.
There is no exact time as it will vary depending on the type and size of the potatoes, so you will have to poke them with a utensil to check.
Once you have turned off the heat, you will have to remove the water from the casserole and let the potatoes cool until they are warm and to avoid burning yourself when peeling them. Next, cut them into small pieces to be able to put them in the food processor and thus make the potato puree in the simplest way.
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If you prefer, you can also use a manual potato masher – potato masher in English – to make the puree or, if you do not have these utensils, you can mash the potatoes with a fork. This work can take a long time, but you should make sure that all the potato pieces are well mashed so that they do not become lumps.
Once you have the mashed potato done, we recommend adding small pieces of butter and stirring it well. If you prefer, a drizzle of olive oil can also go along way. You can also get a creamier and lighter puree by adding a little hot milk at the end or a seasoning that gives it a special touch such as:
- Grated cheese
- Aromatic herbs
- Flavored oil
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff