This is my absolute favorite thing right now although I have promised the family that I won’t make it (AGAIN) tonight. Sally asked for input and since I never really have a recipe (unless I’m baking and even then I’m a bit carefree) I purposefully made it last night, taking notes along the way.
First you’ll want to start by scrubbing your potatoes particularly if you just dug them up.
Then I use a thin edged spoon (like a soup spoon) to scrape off the skin and remove any weird places.
You don’t have to get crazy… I have made it without removing the skins but it’s easy to remove the skins and it looks better (and it gives me a kitchen job for Sophie who loves to help.
If the potatoes are larger than bite-size I quarter them.
I cover them with cold water and boil until they are slightly less than fork tender. If you screw up this part you’ll end up with mashed potatoes which are still excellent so it’s not a bad thing… just not the same thing.
Then I added somewhere around a pint of cream to this batch (I never know… I just eyeball it)
*this is my craft table, but Sophie and the boys like to eat supper here when it’s just the four of us.