Potatoes are one of those foods that can be transformed in a number of brilliant ways. Baked, mashed, stuffed, boiled — you name it, there is probably a potato recipe for it. It is also one of those universally adored foods that almost everyone has their own never-fail recipe for.
But, Tyler Florence from The Food Network insists you are most likely making your mashed potatoes wrong.
Apparently, much like the pasta water you absolutely have to keep, if you drain the water you’ve boiled these gems in, you're removing all the best flavors!
“Potatoes have a really delicate, beautiful minerality to their flavour profile,” he told PopSugar. “When you cook potatoes in water and you pour that water down the drain, you’ve extracted all the flavor of the potato.”
How does he suggest cooking them instead?
“So what I do with mashed potatoes — because you finish them with cream and butter anyway, right? — is I’ll take that same cream and butter and add that to the potatoes and cook the potatoes in cream and butter.”
Then, he adds garlic and assorted herbs. He waits for the dish to cool and then runs it through a colander until the cream is sitting in the bottom. He then places the potatoes back into the pot, takes the cream and folds that into the potatoes.
That’s one intense potato mash! And, Tyler isn’t modest about the genius technique.
“It’s the best mashed potato you’ll ever taste in your entire life,” he boasts.
Looks like we are going to have to change our cooking method…
This post was written by Claudia Poposki. For more, check out our sister site Food to Love.
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