Nothing soothes my Southern palate like a scoop of mashed potatoes made from scratch. The ideal mashed potato is smooth with just enough chunk left to create a hearty dish. Leaving the skins on the potatoes make it even heartier and creates a beautiful setting alongside your favorite fried chicken recipe or secret family recipe for meatloaf. To be honest, I can’t think of a meal in my traditional arsenal that cannot be complemented with a yummy scoop of mashed potatoes.
This recipe is fantastic because it has the same elements of stove-top cooking without the fuss. I use an oblong slow-cooker with a warm setting and take care not to over cook the potatoes. Warming the milk before adding it the to pot helps to keep down the gooey texture of the dish and salting to taste is an absolute must when cooking with a slow-cooker. I like this one!
Then I top off the dish with either fresh ground pepper and dill, or chives.
I hope you enjoy this recipe!