Mashed Potatoes- Lesson 1- Boiling and Maximum Capacity
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Votes: 21
Rating: 4.33
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Side Dishes
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Cream, Potatoes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 6-8 medium potatoes (any kind)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon coarse rock salt
  • 1/3 cup (100ml) full cream or milk
  • additional salt and pepper to taste
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Side Dishes
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Cream, Potatoes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 6-8 medium potatoes (any kind)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon coarse rock salt
  • 1/3 cup (100ml) full cream or milk
  • additional salt and pepper to taste
Votes: 21
Rating: 4.33
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Wash and scrub your potatoes well, even though you are taking the skin off, you don't want the stuff that is stuck on it to float around in your pressure cooker and cooking water - you will be using it later for the mash.
  2. Place the washed potatoes inside the pressure cooker, with the largest potatoes in the bottom and the smaller on top, and add the water. Then, put the salt on top (it will melt and combine with the water during cooking). Never put salt in direct contact with a cold stainless steel pressure cooker as it may discolor the metal.
  3. Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker.
  4. Cook for 18 minutes at high pressure.
  5. When time is up, open the cooker by releasing the pressure through the valve- each pressure cooker does this differently so consult your manual for specific instructions!
  6. Transfer potatoes to mixing bowl, reserving the cooking water, and while they are as hot as you can handle, remove the skins (or leave them on if you prefer).
  7. Begin mashing with a potato masher and add two tablespoons of cooking water. Then two tablespoons of cream. Continue adding and mashing until you have reached the desired consistency - chunky is what my family likes so it only takes a couple of rounds of mashing and adding liquid for my potatoes to be finished.
  8. Taste before adding additional salt as they might already be salty enough! Then, add any additional salt and pepper to taste.
14 replies
  1. sewhite62
    sewhite62 says:

    Followed directions and these were easy, quick and delicious!! I even had to keep them warm for an hour and they were perfect!!

  2. ChefYUL
    ChefYUL says:

    Easy indeed just learned that you should use fresh potaoes for 20 minutes. If older better to reduce time to 10-15 minutes.

  3. dacavalx
    dacavalx says:

    Pealing hot potatoes is not easy. Took me 30 minutes for 4 medium potatoes. Next time will use cream and butter and pepper or garlic for more taste. The old fashion way is a lot easier.

  4. Nascar
    Nascar says:

    Excellent way to make mash taters, the potatoes stayed firm and not mushy like boiling them would. I added some ground garlic after cooking to make garlic mashed awesome.

  5. Cate756
    Cate756 says:

    Recommend peeling and quartering before cooking.
    A bit bland for my taste. I added garlic and onion powder to give it more flavor. I will use the steps for cooking the potatoes again in the future, but will add ingredients of my choosing after that.

  6. Jaxpolice
    Jaxpolice says:

    Super Simple
    I used a cooking strainer basket so when is done lift the basket and pour the water out, then dump back in and use a hand mixer to whip them up. Tip use lots of butter

  7. Julia Guimaraes
    Julia Guimaraes says:

    I have just 4 medium potatos, so i will try with 18 minutes instead of 20 min. After i will remove the skin. It is my first time using. I am afraid of explode the pan. I just think 500 ml of water is not to much.

  8. Oleggudkov
    Oleggudkov says:

    How many spoons do i add of salt to make it salty enough to be good? I dont want to over o under salt it

  9. ajones4.juiceplus@gmail.com
    ajones4.juiceplus@gmail.com says:

    These potatoes were a hit on Christmas. This was my first recipe & was very quick and very easy to make. I’ll definitely make these again, often.

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