Mashed Potatoes In The German Style

Sieving

Note: potatoes are an important component in German food so they get their mash right
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Note: you will need a, preferably metal, kitchen sieve for this.
Note: this does NOT use a food mixer/processor, which would seem the obvious thing to do: that just turns the potatoes into a kind of inedible starchy glue.

Serves 4

Ingredients

Method

  1. Chop the [un-peeled] potatoes into quarters.
  2. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil; add the potatoes and boil for 22 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and, in batches, push them through a kitchen sieve using the back of a metal spoon; discard the skins.
  4. Season the mash to taste and stir in the butter.
  5. Before serving, stir in the cream.
  6. Serve as an accompaniment to pork schnitzel or pork knuckle.


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