Prep:  10 mins
Cook:  20 mins
Serves:  4
Average: 4.1 (7 votes)
The secret to making the best, creamy mashed potatoes is to add butter while the potatoes are still hot. Mix well, then add warm milk. The process of adding butter first is the trick to getting silky smooth mashed potatoes.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  1. Peel potatoes, removing all dark spots (known as eyes) using the digging tool on the potato peeler. Cut potatoes into even quarters then add to a large saucepan of cold, salted water. Bring to the boil over medium heat
  2. Cook for approximately 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain
  3. Using a large masher roughly mash potatoes, then add melted butter. Use a wooden spoon to bring the mix together
  4. Stir in the milk adding half a cup at a time. Apply a figure 8 motion with your wooden spoon, mix potatoes until creamy and smooth. Serve potatoes, then drizzle with olive oil and season with salt
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