Simple Smashed Potatoes
Smashed potatoes are a rustic version of mashed potatoes made by boiling red bliss potatoes with their skin on, draining, and then mashing until they are softened but still chunky.
Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- 3 lbs. new red bliss potatoes, quartered
- ⅓ cup whole milk
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover pan, lower heat, and simmer potatoes for 15–20 minutes, until potatoes are tender when pierced with fork. Drain.
- Return saucepan with drained potatoes to heat and shake for 1 minute over medium-high heat. Off heat, add milk and stir until combined. Off heat, using a potato masher, roughly mash potatoes, leaving thick chunks. Fold in butter, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately.