Yes, I'm doing a post on mashed potatoes. You ask why? I have several reasons:
1. They are served at every Thanksgiving dinner. Really. Have you been to a Thanksgiving dinner that didn't serve them?
2. I think people over-think how to make them. Everyone thinks there's an amazing trick, but there's not. It's simple if you don't try to complicate it.
3. Potatoes are amazing. They are just great. Mash them and float away to carb heaven on pillowy puffs of mashed potatoes.
Start with potatoes. I use russet because I think they're pretty.
Put them in a pot of cold water. Yes, it needs to be cold. Cook it on high, covered.
That's it. You could roast a head of garlic and throw that in for extra awesomeness but these will stand on their own. Mmmmm... carbs.