Mashed potato is one of those things where, like roasties, the concept is so simple yet notoriously difficult to get right. There are few things more disappointing than taking a spoonful of mash, and getting a mouthful of lumps which take it instantly from tempting to unappetising.
With Aunt Bessie’s, making perfect mashed potatoes with minimal effort isn’t nearly so difficult. Read on for our foolproof guide on how to make deliciously creamy mashed potatoes using both the hob and the microwave.
Guidelines for making mash potato
When making Aunt Bessie’s mashed potato, always ensure that the mash is piping hot before serving.
It’s also important to remember that all cooking appliances vary, and that the following recipe is a guideline to help you get the best out of Aunt Bessie’s products.
How to cook mash potato on the hob
- Remove the frozen mashed potato from all Aunt Bessie’s packaging.
- Heat a non-stick saucepan over a medium heat.
- If you’re cooking mashed potato for one, place eighteen of the frozen cubes into the non-stick saucepan. If you’re having mashed potato for two, you will need thirty six of the frozen cubes.
- If you like, you can zhoosh up your mashed potatoes at this point with a few of our favourite additions:
- A little garlic
- A handful of chopped chives
- Pre-cooked bacon slices
- Seasoning with salt, pepper, or mixed herbs
- Cook the mashed potato over a medium heat for approximately 9 minutes, stirring continually until the mash is smooth, creamy and lump free.
How to microwave mash potato
You can reduce the time it takes to make perfect mash even further by cooking your Aunt Bessie’s mashed potato in the microwave.
Bear in mind that as different microwave ovens vary, these instructions are for guidance only. Adjust the times accordingly, depending on the number of patties and your microwave’s power.
- For five patties, turn your microwave to 800W or full power and cook for 3 minutes 50 seconds.
- For ten patties, turn your microwave to 800W or full power and cook for 6 minutes 30 seconds.
- Once cooked, remove your mashed potato from the microwave and allow the patties to stand for a further 2 minutes. Then stir, and serve immediately.
There’s nothing like a great big bowl of indulgent, fluffy mashed potato. If you’re looking for inspiration on what to serve with your mash, visit our sausage casserole recipe for the perfect accompaniment. Or for more guides to cooking Aunt Bessie’s products, find out how to make our Yorkshire Puddings and roast potatoes.