Use The Right Potatoes
Although you can make mashed potato with any potato, if you want the perfect mash, then you need to make sure you’re using the right potatoes. High-starch potatoes such as Yukon golds and Russets will provide you with the creamiest mashed potato that leaves the lumps behind. The taste of these potatoes is also more desirable than other earthy potatoes that need even more seasoning.
When you’ve boiled your potatoes, it can be easy to rush the draining stage. However, what you might not realize is that not draining your potatoes properly can negatively affect the texture and the taste of your mash. Drain as well as you can, and try to avoid any leftover moisture in the pan. If they are as dry as possible, they will taste better.
Mashed potato is all about mashing the potatoes, right? Well, what you might not realize is that you can actually overwork the potatoes if you decide to use potato masher too vigorously or even put them in the food processor. That’s because this extra work will release too much starch which will make weird, gluey potatoes instead of light and fluffy potatoes.
Mashed potato is a delicious addition to any meal, but you need to make sure that you are making the perfect mashed potatoes without ruining them in the process.