Recipe For Mashed Potatoes

This month, the Crazy Cooking Challenge is to make mashed potatoes. I think my recipe is awesome (of course), but doing the usual, I entered the term into Google, chose pages from South Africa, and came up with a recipe from Real Men Can Cook. The recipe is written just like I imagine Fritz would speak. I decided to make lamb shanks for Dave’s birthday for the competition running on yuppiechef. Jamie Oliver suggests a celeriac and potato mash to go with it. But, celeriac is not in season in South Africa. I chose to use this recipe for the mash. I would definitely try it again with the baking powder, but I would use my ricer as I prefer not mashing them with a hand held masher.

Mashed Potatoes
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Mashed Potatoes

From Real Men Can Cook


  • 1 potato per person peeled and quartered
  • 15 mls cream
  • 15 g butter
  • 1.25 mls baking powder
  • salt to season


  • boil the potatoes in salted water for 20 minutes – or until cooked
  • strain the potatoes
  • wipe out your pot and add the cream and the butter
  • add the potatoes and the baking powder and some salt
  • mash them using a potato masher – you may need to add a bit more cream at this stage
  • check the seasoning and adjust to suit your palate


I would steam my potatoes, but I used Fritz’s method here

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