Mashed Potatoes

Preparation info

  • Serves

    four to eight

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

  • About

My daughter, Mary Leigh, loves my mashed potatoes and won’t allow my wife to make them. I’m pleased to have such a hold on her affection. I, too, like creamy, lumpy, buttery, peppery mashed potatoes, without the other flavorings that have become the vogue in recent times.

The variety of potato matters. When the red creamers look good, I get those. Yukon Golds are excellent, too. But white russet potatoes with no trace of green in the skin also come out nice. I boil