Mashed Potatoes (Translated from German)

Mashed Potatoes!

Just in time for Thanksgiving.  This recipe is pretty basic, so there is a possibility she wrote this when first learning to cook; as it is in her childhood German notebook/cookbook.  But, since I’m a potato lover, this is good, as always.


For a creamier touch, add cream instead of milk. And for a richer flavor (remember Grandma always had salt available on the table vs too much in her meals) add more salt and margarine.


Here is Grandma’s recipe card:


And this is the printable recipe with tips for modifying the mashed potatoes.

Mashed Potatoes

(translated from German)
  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  1. Peel (not indicated on Grandma’s recipe, but I think she adapted to peeling them to suit her family’s taste) potatoes. Cook in water with 1 teaspoon salt.  Once soft, mash.
  2. Heat milk and margarine separately and add to mashed potatoes.
  3. Mash potatoes further, season with salt and pepper.
TIP: Add cream instead of milk for richer flavor.  Modify the margarine to suit your taste.
Garnish with green peppers.
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