mashed potato

Mashed Potato

Perfect mashed potatoes are quick and easy to make when all you need is a pan, water, potatoes, a masher, lots of butter, and about 25 minutes of your time. They are the backbone of both British and Irish Food.

mashed potato

Mashed potato

Creamy mashed potato with no lumps
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 14 kcal


  • Potatoes, peeled Maris Piper
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter
  • 1 Egg yolk


  • Chop the potatoes into 2.5cm chunks.
  • Add the potatoes to a pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Add a knob of butter, a splash of milk, salt and pepper to taste, and the egg yolk.
  • Mash the potato until smooth and creamy with no lumps.


To liven it up a bit, add a teaspoon of coarse mustard, horseradish sauce or a sprinkle of chilli flakes to the cooked potatoes before mashing.


Calories: 14kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSugar: 1g
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