Mashed potato is one of the easiest food to prepare.
That said, the ingredients you use are very important.
First, you have to start out using the right potato.
This time I used
butter gold potatoes.
(most times I use Russet variety)
Because the butter gold potato has a very thin skin, you can leave the skin on, making the preparation even easierand faster.
Just wash the potatoes,
cut in small cubes and add to a pot with cold water
(water should be covering all the potatoes).
Add a couple of garlic cloves + a little bit of salt to the cold water and bring all to a boil (with a lid on).
Turn the heat down to medium/low and cook for about 20 minutes.
Drain the water and mash in the same pot, potatoes and garlic.
Add a couple of Tablespoon of butter, a little milk (whole or cream), enough to make the potatoes soft but not runny.
Add it a little bit at the time,
I used a few Tablespoons.
(this will vary according to what kind of potatoes you are using).
Add a handful of Parmesan cheese and adjust the salt.
(I don't use much salt, and the addition of the cheese and garlic gives it a nice flavor without having to add much salt at all).
And this is how we make mashed potato.