Snack, Sides and Starters
Cheesy Buttery Mash
Prep 10 mins. /Cook 25 mins.
Cheesy Buttery Mash
- Wash and peel potatoes and cut into large chunks. Place in a medium saucepan and just cover with cold water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 20 - 25 minutes or until fork tender.
- Drain potatoes and return to the dry pan. Shake pan occasionally to remove excess moisture. Mash the potatoes and stir in ¾ of the butter.
- Gradually add milk, beating with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in cheese and season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with remaining butter.
- Choose a potato that’s good for mashing, such as Sebago or Desiree.
- Removing excess moisture from the potatoes is essential for a creamy mash. Use the residual heat from your cooking pot to dry out any remaining water from the drained potatoes. Shaking the pan occasionally encourages extra release of built up steam.
- For an extra silky mash, use a potato ricer or drum sieve to mash the potatoes. Both available from good kitchen stores.
- Store prepared mashed potatoes in a refrigerator in a sealed container for 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a pan over low heat. You may need to add a few tablespoons of milk and butter to restore the smooth texture.
IN THIS RECIPE
Original Salted Butter
Salted butter is a versatile cooking staple. Expertly crafted at Cobden, Western Victoria, from only two natural ingredients, Australian cream and salt, to deliver a classic, pure creamery butter with a rich satisfying, five-star taste. This pure salted butter enhances the flavour of food while adding an exceptional creamy texture. Winner of Champion Butter at the 2020 Australian Grand Dairy Awards, this product sets the benchmark by which all other butters are judged. Western Star has been Crafting Butter in Victoria since 1926 when the leading butter makers in the Western District came together. Over 95 years later and trusted for generations, Western Star truly is Australia's Favourite.
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