February 11, 2013

Mashed Potatoes

The Brazilian style to prepare mashed potatoes.

servings: 4
time: 30 minutes

6 large yellow potatoes, peeled and washed
½ cup milk
1 tbs. butter
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt to taste

1 – Cut potatoes in half, put in a saucepan with a pinch of salt and cover with water.
2 – Bring to a boil until they are very tender (pierce with a fork or try one to see if it is well cooked).
3 – After cooking, remove from heat and drain.
4 – Mash the potatoes using a potato ricer and return pan to heat.
5 – Stirring constantly, add all ingredients: potatoes, milk, butter and cheese. Taste. If necessary, add a pinch more of salt.

Tips and Options

  • Add ½ cup of heavy cream instead of milk. It will make your mashed potatoes even creamier.
  • To enhance the dish, add 1 clove garlic, chopped parsley or chives.
  • Serve with meat, chicken, fish, hot dog or sausage in tomato sauce.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Purê de Batata.

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