Preparing a steaming bowl of creamy mashed potatoes from scratch shouldn’t be a challenging task. For some people, making the ultimate comfort food of mashed potatoes falls short of how Mom used to make them. You don’t need to resort to drastic measures–just follow the steps listed to a better bowl of homemade mashed potatoes.
Slice and cube several of your favorite type of potatoes and place them in a pot of cold water so the water just covers the potatoes. If you use boiling water, the potatoes become difficult to mash. It's up to you if you want to peel the potatoes or not. Unpeeled potatoes contain more vitamins than peeled ones.
Cook the potatoes until they are tender enough to pierce with a knife. Turn the stove top burner down to simmer to keep the potatoes warm.