There are a lot of ways to make mashed potatoes: boil the potatoes, bake the potatoes, silky French mashed potatoes, lumpy American mashed potatoes, and the list goes on. One way NOT to make them is with the skin in the mashed potatoes. In college, one of my roommates left some skin in the game to give it a bit of texture and we all got horribly sick. He was never allowed to make the potatoes again.
1. Peel the potatoes (see above).
2. Cube the potatoes
3. Bring a pot of water to boil and then put in the potatoes and boil them until they are softish (15 - 17 minutes or so).
4. Strain the water well.
5. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher (if you like chunks in your mashed potatoes) or mix it with a mixer if you like smoother mashed potatoes.
6. Warm up the butter so it is soft and then wam up the milk with it.
7. Mix in the warm milk / butter into the potatoes.
8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
9. Transfer it into a bowl and then put a slab of butter on top.
where did the e go?
Potato and Tomato are both nouns that are made plural by adding -es (unlike burrito which only gets an -s in the plural form). However, the singular form doesn't get an -e unless you are the Vice President of the United States reading que cards. On June 15th, 1992, Vice President Quayle corrected 12 year old William Figueroa's correct spelling of potato to potato at the Munoz Rivera Elementary School. The liberal media lost it and immediately called for his execution. Of course, our current President doesn't seem to know what planet he is on, so I guess all things are relative if you belong to a different political ideology