• Jon Mychal Heatherly

Divine Mashed Potatoes Like Mom Made

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Humans consumed potatoes for the past 8000 years. Indigenous people cultivated them in the Andean mountains of Peru and Bolivia. Today we prepare potatoes in many ways, but mashed potatoes remain a staple.


Some claim that Antoine Parmentier invented the dish, and he extolled the potato in 1771 — surviving on them while in prison. But, the Incan people love mashed potatoes a lot. They likely created the dish.


Recipe: Homemade Mashed Potatoes


Ingredients: 2 pounds potatoes, 2 tbsp. butter, 1 cup milk. Seasonings (i.e., salt, pepper, garlic, onion). You can sub vegan butter and light coconut milk. Try with rich mushroom gravy.

  1. Cut, peel, and quarter potatoes.

  2. Add them to salted, boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain them.

  3. Mash or blend the milk and melted butter into the potatoes.

  4. Mix in seasonings to taste.

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