yellow and white potatoes are suitable for this dish. Paprika,
the ground form of a sweet red pepper from Hungary, has a more
pronounced flavor with a deep crimson color. Some paprika has a
smoky flavor. Use a non-smoky version here. Perfect fluffy
mashed potatoes can be easily achieved if you use a masher or
potato ricer instead of mixer. Over beating stimulates the
starch and the potatoes will become gummy
8 russet, white, or yellow potatoes
milk or cream
Bring water to a boil in a 12-quart stock pot.
2. Peel and cut the
potatoes in half and add them to the boiling
as you complete each one.
3. Boil until soft,
but not falling apart. You should be
to insert a knife in the largest piece. Test a piece by
it and tasting for doneness, then drain the potatoes.
4. Add the butter,
salt, pepper, paprika and parsley to taste.
5. Add the warm
milk or cream in small amounts and beat
potatoes until creamy with a wooden spoon.