Try my potato recipe
I've been trying to duplicate my grandmother's potato recipe, mostly without success. I suspect it's because I don't have the same pot as her. Nevertheless, I have managed to createa serviceable substitute. Feel free to try it, it's easy to make, doesn't need any special ingredients and tastes great.
A deep pot (preferably an old fashioned one that sticks easily, I don't have one so I couldn't try it in that, but the potatoes would roast a little making it better)
Something to mash potatoes with
Half an onion
Four medium potatoes
A little oil (just enough to fry the onion in, when I tried the recipe again today I put too much. Still tasted good but kinda unhealthy, not to mention greasy)
Pepper to taste (preferred, not necessary)
Paprika to taste (preferred, not necessary, mostly for the color)
Boil the potatoes (I boiled them whole yesterday, they usually end up cracking open anyway since I turn the stove up to max, but you can cut them into quarters if you want to speed up the process). I prefer to add salt to the water I boil them in, the potatoes will come out salted and it saves you the trouble of doing later and risking ending up with your potatoes getting salted unevenly.
Chop up the onion into small pieces then fry it in the pot on medium until they're well done. Add paprika and pepper to them.
Take the boiled potatoes, put them in the pot over the onion (without the water) then lightly mash them and mix them together with the onions. I don't like making them too mashed potato-like, it feels better when there are some bigger pieces in the mix. The stoveshould still be on, and you should stay there and slowly stir them around. Do it longer if you want your potatoes to get burned a little.
Enjoy. And if you decide to do this let me know if you like it.
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