Mashed potatoes are easy to make, but there are many variations. Here is a simple recipe for this dish:
1/3 cup of hot milk
2 tablespoons of butter
salt to taste
pepper to taste
Peel the potatoes and cut into small pieces. Place them in a large pot of salted water and boil for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes break easily when they are pierced with a fork.
Drain the potatoes and leave them in the pot. Slowly add some of the hot milk and stir at the same time. Add the butter. Now use a potato masher to mash the potatoes. Slowly add the rest of the milk and add salt and pepper to taste. You may wish to serve the mashed potatoes with gravy.