As the nights draw in and I get home from hectic days at work nothing is more welcome than mashed potatoes. My ultimate comfort food! My basic recipe is to boil Maris Piper or Cara potatoes (but sometimes beggars can’t be choosers and I use whatever I have). Then I add a generous knob of butter, grated cheddar and bunch of spring onions, adding salt to taste and then I mash it carefully – there is nothing worse than lumpy mash! I love it and can happily eat this on its own but it is also delicious with stews. I love it even more when it has soaked up some sauce or gravy.
I also add other vegetables to my mash. My favourite is shredded Savoy Cabbage, but crushed Brussels Sprouts, carrots, swede and parsnips are all just as good.
When I taste a well made mash my troubles melt away and I feel the comfort of my Nana and my Mum surrounding me and nothing seems so bad.