Yummy Nummy Mashed PotatoesPrep Time: Depends on how quickly YOU can chop them taters!
Cook time: just about 20 minutes
Serves: 4 adults and 3 kids
1) 7 smallish white potatoes (or 4 cups) - kinda peeled (see picture) and chopped into small cubes
2) 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped into small cubes
3) 1 can (10 fl oz, 284 ml) chicken broth (sodium reduced, if you prefer)
4) 1 clove peeled, smashed garlic
5) 1 tbsp butter
6) splash of milk
7) salt and pepper to taste
Drain potatoes well, and in the same pot add remaining 1/4 can of broth, 1 tbsp butter, and a splash of milk. Seriously, just splash a little in. Be brave. Just don't add too much. If your potatoes are dry, you can always add a teeny bit more milk.
Now, mash the heck out of it! Give it a taste and add a little more salt, if you like, and pepper. You probably won't need more salt, but perhaps you LURV SALT.
Serve as soon as possible with a teeny blop of butter on top.
see? You've KINDA peeled your potatoes, and retained some of that lovely skin. Good job!
Kinda peel your white potatoes. In other words, leave a little skin on them. The skin is good for you, containing fibre and potassium amongst other goodies. Chop into small cubes. Peel and cube your sweet potato.
In a large pot, toss in your sweet potatoes, clove of smashed garlic and all but 1/4 of the chicken broth. Add just enough water so you can see it just below the top level of potatoes. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to medium, slap a lid on, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender enough so a fork prongs in easily.
into the pot
voila! Mashed potatoes!