National Potato Day is a day to celebrate and enjoy a few potatoes. The versatile spud can be enjoyed in some way for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and as a snack. While it can be eaten raw, it is usually cooked, boiled, baked or fried. It is used in countless recipes. We can’t seem to get enough of them.
Potatoes are one of the largest vegetable crops in the world. While most potatoes grow to about the size of your fist or less, the largest potato ever grown, weighed in at over 8kg, now, that’s a whole lot of french fries!
In celebration of National Potato Day on August 19, make certain to include potatoes at every meal today, and for snacks, too!
Here is a recipe for the old-time-favourite mashed potatoes …..
Creamy mashed potatoes
This is probably the easiest mashed potato recipe you will ever find. It practically cooks itself.
- 1.3 kg of potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 6 Tsp Sunshine D Original margarine
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Pinch of pepper
- Add the potatoes to a pot pour in enough cold water to cover them all. Bring to boil on a high heat. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
- Beat the potatoes, with the Sunshine D Original margarine, milk, salt and pepper, using a potato masher until smooth and creamy.
Keep it simple when it comes to mashed potatoes. That’s because this traditional side dish works so well with a host of savoury meals, like stew, sausages or potjie.
If you do want to make your mashed potatoes a little fancier, you could add a dash of cream for extra rich creamy flavour