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Perfect homemade mashed potatoes

The perfect potatoe mash is airy, creamy and fluffy and with this recipe it is always a success!
Vorbereiten / Prep:20 Min.
Kochen / Cooking:20 Min.
Total:40 Min.
Portionen / Servings: 4 servings
Autor: Patricia Spieker

Zutaten / Ingredients

  • 1 kg potatoes high-starch, floury
  • 40 g butter on room temperature
  • 200 ml milk warm
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • salt, pepper
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and pressed
  • 1 tbsp truffle oil

Anleitung / Instructions

  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into pieces of about 2 cm in size. In a large saucepan put on lightly salted water for cooking.
  • In a bowl, rinse the potato pieces two to three times well with cold water until the water is clear. Then add the potatoes to the boiling water and cook until they can be easily cut with a fork (takes about 15 minutes).
  • Drain the boiled potatoes in a colander and rinse with hot water to remove the remaining starch.
  • Purée the potatoes by using a pass mill or a large sieve.
  • Add the warm butter and stir well. Take your time, so that the fat can connect well with the starch molecules. If the potatoes get cold, you can warm them again carefully on the hob at any time.
  • Heat the milk in the microwave and stir in the mashed potatoes. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • If desired, you can add the other ingredients now: parmesan cheese, garlic or truffle oil give the mash a great and special taste!


Sometimes it´s not so easy to find the right potatoes for the given purpose. For mashed potatoes and potato dough, floury and high-starch types suit best. In case of doubt, you can buy at a designated vegetable store — they will be happy to advise you to ensure you choose the right potatoe type!