Rustic Skin On Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Chef DeWayne , On April 28, 2024


Quick and Easy Skin On Mashed Potato Recipe

Table of Contents for this Easy Mashed Potato Recipe

Kitchen Tools Needed to Make Skin On Mashed Potatoes at Home

Cooking Tools

Tools Needed.

  • Cutting board

  • Chef’s Knife

  • Pot

  • Whisk

  • Potato Masher

Skin-On Mashed Potato Recipe Ingredients

Recipe Ingredients

Country Mashed Potato Recipe Ingredients.

  • Red potatoes

  • Salt & pepper

  • Milk

  • Butter

Country Mashed Potato Recipe Description

This type of mashed potato recipe is defined by a skin-on red potato vs the traditionally peeled Yukon gold potatoes that are used for classic mashed potatoes. This skin-on red potato recipe can be made quickly and easily and can serve as a delicious mashed potato recipe that has the nutrient dense skin. If you are even shorter on time the instant mashed potato recipe can be used as well.

Step-by-Step Directions to Make Country Mashed Potatoes at Home

  1. Wash and cut the potatoes into halves or thirds depending upon their size. Add the potatoes to a pot of boiling water and let them cook until they’re fork-tender. That’s when you’ll know they are finished cooking.


    Soaking potatoes in water helps remove excess starch

  2. Drain the potatoes.

    Strain the Red Potato.

  3. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until they are in medium sized chunks. Add the melted butter, milk, salt and pepper. Continue mashing until the desired consistency is reached. If you want a finer consistency use a wire whisk and continue mashing the potatoes until the desired consistency is achieved.

    Mash the potato with a potato masher.

Skin On Mashed Potato Recipe Tips

Remember to soak the potatoes in water. This prevents them from oxidizing, plus soaking potatoes in water helps remove excess starch. Excess starch can inhibit the potatoes from cooking evenly as well as creating a gummy or sticky texture on the outside of your potatoes. Cold water is used because hot water would react with the starch activating it, making it harder to separate from the potatoes.

Chef DeWayne

Chef DeWayne, a graduate of the esteemed culinary arts program at American River College in Carmichael, CA, brings a diverse range of expertise to the kitchen. With a background that spans from the pinnacle of fine dining in Michelin 3-star establishments to the fast-paced world of casual dining, Chef DeWayne blends precision with creativity in every dish he creates. Passionate about elevating ingredients and connecting with diners through his culinary craft, Chef DeWayne continues to leave an indelible mark on the culinary scene.