How to Make Mashed
4 lb mealy potatoes
16 crushed garlic cloves
1½ cups milk
12 tablespoons butter
pinch of grated nutmeg
ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley, to garnish
Cut the potatoes into chunks.
Boil a large pan of water. Add in
a pinch of salt. Put the potatoes carefully in the boiling water
and cook for 15 minutes. Make sure the water is enough to cover
the potatoes fully.
Add in the garlic and cook for
further 15 minutes. Make sure the potatoes are tender. Spoon 6
tablespoons of the cooking liquid to a separated bowl and drain
the remaining water away.
Return the reserved cooking liquid
to the pan. Add in the milk, and simmer. Return the potatoes and
garlic to the pan. Add in the butter and toss gently.
Use a potato masher to mash the
potatoes. Season with the grated nutmeg, salt and pepper to
Use a wooden spoon to beat the
potato mixture until fluffy. Garnish parsley and serve.