Want to know the secret behind creamy puréed potatoes?! Today I share with you this well kept secret: simply cook the potatoes in milk! Easy peasy and oh so yummy!
- 1 kg potatoes
- 750ml milk
- 30gr butter
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- Salt & pepper
How to Make It
Wash and peel the potatoes
Pour the milk into a pot and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg
Add the peeled potatoes
Cook for about 35 – 40 minutes (you know your potatoes are cooked once a knife blade slides easily through them)
Remove the pot from the stove
Mash the potatoes either by using a hand masher or using a blender for a smoother finish
Add the butter and let it melt. You can definitely go for a larger quantity of butter for a creamier purée
Did you know potatoes contain zero cholesterol? That’s right, potatoes have no cholesterol. It is only the oil and cholesterol laden ingredients it is cooked with that makes it a threat to the heart. Potatoes, in fact, could do wonders for your heart with its heart healing antioxidant anthocyanins. They also contain fiber, potassium, and vitamins C and B6 – all of which are great for heart health.Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, Potassium, fibre, B vitamins copper, tryptophan, manganese and even lutein, notes the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing. It also works wonders for curbing inflammation in the body and boost immunity and healthy blood circulation. potatoes soothe stomach and duodenum ulcers and reduce stomach acidity. They may also relieve the inflammation associated with arthritis.” Add potatoes to your diet, but, remember that eating anything in excess is harmful. Moderation is the key! potatoes can help ensure healthy BP. Now that doesn’t mean you start noshing into greasy French fries, chips and all the processed junk. The consequences of munching into the junk will take its toll on your heart, but that doesn’t mean you need to eliminate potatoes from your diet right away. Potatoes, especially its white flesh, is rich with tryptophan, an amino acid with natural sedative properties that helps calm the nerves. L-tryptophan is an amino acid. L-tryptophan is called an essential amino acid as our body can’t make it naturally. It must be acquired from food like potatoes. The high fibre content of potatoes aids smoother digestion and the tryptophan, which is naturally found in potatoes, is a natural sedative that ensures good sleep. Also, the potassium in potatoes acts as a muscle relaxant, which further ensures a more restful sleep and relaxation.