Mashed potatoes with buttermilk and peas


Few years ago, I was in San Diego for a short business trip. That was my first travel outside India. One dish that I clearly remember from that visit is mashed potato that I had tasted at a get together. People would laugh at me for picking this dish, but that is the fact. I have loved potatoes in all its forms, so it is no wonder that I loved this simple dish. 


After we moved to US, and started watching food network day and night, this is one dish I see on TV again and again. Apparently there are so many versions of it. Since everyone seems to have so many tips for getting it right, I think people really love it. I searched a bit to see if it is a American dish, but wiki says it is pretty popular in many countries. But since this is where I tasted this dish before and it is very popular here, I am going to send this to DK’s AWED American.

Instead of choosing the basic version of mashed potatoes, I chose this “fancy” version that I have seen on TV many times. We both loved it.

1 lb potatoes (I used red potatoes)
1/2 cup buttermilk (approx)
1 tbl spn butter
1/4 cup frozen green peas
1.2 tea spn crushed pepper

Cook peas for few minutes. (I microwaved them for 2mins). Keep them aside.
In a big pot, bring water to boil. Add salt and potatoes (I cut them into 4 pieces to help in cooking faster). Cook till they are fork tender. Drain out water. (I peeled them when they are still hot).
Heat butter in a pan. Add potatoes, they should still be hot, and mash them with a potato masher. Slowly pour in buttermilk, salt, peas, pepper. Mix well. Take off heat and serve when they are still hot.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 30mins


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