Embarking on a culinary journey often requires the perfect blend of simplicity and indulgence, and nothing captures this essence quite like these extraordinary mashed potatoes. Beyond their irresistible flavor, what sets them apart is the sheer ease with which they come together. In just 10 minutes of preparation and a patient 4-hour slow-cook session, you’ll find yourself reveling in a symphony of textures and tastes. Join me as we explore a unique rendition of the classic mashed potatoes, where each step unfolds as a delightful chapter in a gastronomic tale.
I adored these potatoes not only for their delectable taste but also for their simplicity in preparation.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 4 hours Yield: 12 servings
- 5 lbs Yukon Gold or red potatoes, diced with the skin on
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup butter, chopped
- 1 tablespoon salt, and an additional ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 1/3 cups milk, warmed
Begin by placing the diced potatoes, water, and butter into the embrace of your slow cooker. Season this medley with a dash of salt and a sprinkle of black pepper. Cover it up and let it dance on the High setting for a delightful 4-hour performance.
Don’t be hasty in removing any excess water that accumulates during this slow-cooked symphony; it contributes to the final creamy opus. Once the potatoes are tender and begging for attention, take up your masher or electric beater. Mash away, gradually introducing warm milk until your creamy masterpiece reaches the desired consistency.
These mashed potatoes are not ones to lose their charm quickly. Keep them warm on a low setting until you’re ready to indulge. The slow cooker becomes both the workshop and the stage for this culinary creation. Simply keep the lid on, and serve this original composition directly from the slow cooker.
In the world of mashed potatoes, these stand as a testament to both simplicity and satisfaction. Enjoy the symphony of flavors and textures, harmonizing effortlessly in every delicious bite.
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