Mashed potato

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Overview
This is not a healthy diet version, but it tastes soooo good! Latvian-style, of course, but if you were crazy and didn’t want the dill I guess the world wouldn’t end immediately (replace with parsley, or herbs of your choice… like dill!)

Time
40-45 minutes (you can stall the process while other parts of the meal come together to extend this)

Ingredients
6-8 potatoes
1 onion, finely chopped or spring onion
1 ts garlic paste (from a tube is fine – raw garlic may be a bit much)
½ cup finely chopped dill (or other herb/s)
200g butter
1 cup milk
½ – 1 cup cream

Equipment
Potato masher

Method
1 – Wash, peel and cut the potatoes into similar sized pieces. Place into a pot with lightly salted water and bring to the boil. Boil for 20 minutes or until the potatoes do not resist when poked with a fork. Set aside if the rest of the meal is not ready.

2 – Drain the water and add the onion, herbs and half the butter. Mash by hand with the potato masher.

3 – When the lumps have been removed, add the milk and cream. Mash again. If you are happy with the consistency, add the rest of the butter and mash again. Otherwise, add more cream before adding the butter.

Serve with more wedges of butter (of course!!) and some yummy onion sauce.