We all love the mashed spud, or poundies, as our northern brethren call the stuff. For us Limerick folk, we’ll stick with the Cockney pronunciation and continue to call it Pandy, just like our fathers and grandfathers.
However you say it, mashed potatoes are delicious and I won’t insult your intelligence by telling you how to boil a spud. Here’s a slightly less healthy version.
Chop up your spuds as usual.
And steam them until they’re ready to mash.
Why can’t someone make a masher with a flat end to push against?
When you’ve finished mashing your spuds, grate some cheese of your choice.
Then gently warm some cream.
Gradually add the grated cheese .
Stir the cream and cheese into the mashed potatoes.
Season to your personal taste and serve with something delicious.