4 pounds potatoes, sweet potatoes, celery root, parsnips or carrots, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup milk, kept hot
Salt and pepper, to taste
Fresh herbs or chopped scallions, for garnish (optional)
- Place potatoes or other vegetables into a large pot of cold salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, and simmer (bubble) for 15 to 20 minutes, until fork tender (soft). Drain.
- In a large pot, mash potatoes using a potato masher or fork. Fold in milk and butter until mixed. Season with salt and pepper.
Tip: You can use plant-based milk and olive oil to make this vegan.