Recipe: Level Up Mashed Potato


Who doesn't love mashed potatoes with just about everything? This is a stand alone recipe so that you can make it any time, any where, to go with any dish you want. You get to eat ALL the mashed potato.


  • 1 kg russet potatoes (or any floury variety)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250 ml whole milk
  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 1 pinch white pepper to taste
Preheat the Oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat an oven to 180ºC.

Bake the Potatoes

Step 2

Bake The Potatoes

Rub the potatoes in oil salt and pepper and place them onto a baking tray. Bake them in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Peel the Potatoes

Step 3

Peel The Potatoes

When the potatoes are soft all the way through (test by poked a knife through) take a clean kitchen towel and peel them. Put the flesh into a mixing bowl, season and mash well.

Add Liquid and Sieve

Step 4

Add Liquid And Sieve

Pour the milk into a medium saucepan and put it over a low heat. Add the butter and let it melt. Add half of the milk and butter and stir just enough to combine. Grab a large coarse sieve and using a spatula or plastic paddle push the potato through into another saucepan, scraping the bottom regularly.

Finish and Serve

Step 5

Finish And Serve

Once all the potato is through put the pan over a low heat and add the remaining milk and butter to make a smooth, loose mix. Season to taste and serve! Makes enough to serve 4 as a side

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