Marsha's mashed potato

20 June 2010

I've already confessed countless times before (but I'm too lazy to look for and post links proving so hrhr) that I cannot cook. I can whip up a blog post or a feature article in minutes, read a book in less than a week, or shop for hoursss, but I always become nervous when faced with recipe books and forced to work it in the kitchen. Now, because of something I really, really need to save up for, I stopped myself from buying a serving (or two) of KFC's Famous Bowl (blogged here) earlier. Instead, I asked Marsha that we make our own version today XD Marsha is one of my officemates and a really good friend. We were supposed to be housemates in a yet-to-be-found apartment but because of some unforeseen circumstances, I am now living with her at her house.

On our way from the office, we passed by the market and bought recipes for our mashed potato. :)

I know that almost every one of you already knows how to make it, so forgive me if you think this will just be a waste of your time. More than anything else, this post will serve as a reminder for me on how to make it in the future. You see, it is easy for me to memorize lines from books and movies and remember prices of books or shoes I would want to buy, but it is hard for me to not forget the recipes my Mom, Grandma, and friends have taught me. I guess I'm really doomed to a life of instant noodles, canned goods, and fastfood XD

Anyway, to future Krissy, here's how you make mashed potato (note that I won't be able to use fancy schmanzy terms in cooking:

We started with a dozen potatoes. Sorry I wasn't able to take a photo, but they would have to be boiled first until they're tender, and then peeled after cooling a bit.

Murder Attack Mash the potatoes just like how that jerk broke your heart with a fork

Add a little evaporated milk

Can you smell that yummy-ness now? Add butter.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Continue mashing them until you get an almost smooth texture. You can use a food processor, of course, but I like my mashed potato with small chunks. Those are Marsha's hands, btw :)

Tada! You're done! We added corn kernels on this version. We also wanted to add cheese but we ran out of it and we were too lazy to return to the market XD

It was delicious! Thank you Sasha for the recipe. Hopefully I'll get to try making this on my own next time. I also want to try it with mushrooms, or cheese and corned beef, or plain ol' gravy. :D

Now, do you want to know why I really, really need to save up? My friends, I am going to Singapore and Malaysia on October 25 - 30! It is my first time to travel abroad with all expenses paid for by myself so I am feeling such a grown-up! I am so excited! :D

And before I end this post, I just want to greet my Papa a Happy Father's Day! I love you Pa, thank you for everything. ♥♥ Happy Father's Day to you too, Rick. ♥♥


  1. YEY for trips and cookfests! :) i love trying to cook too, note: try. hahaha! :D
    i love it! :) i want to go out of the country again ;p

  2. ooohh... I love cooking so much! It makes me feel like a woman, lol. And it's been long since the last time I made my own mashed potato, usually I ate it for breakfast :D

    I think I should make it again tomorrow, haha

  3. i'm not a mashed potato fan, but with the corn kernel combo, that makes me want to consider! :)

  4. Ahh I love mashed potatoes so much, and I've never thought about adding corn kernels to it! :) Annnd yay for going to Singapore and Malaysia! So exciting, and I'm proud of you Miss Grown-Up :)

  5. That's a great reason to save! Now that you've done it once, it will be easier the next time. =)

    I usually peel the potatoes first and cut them up into small cubes before boiling them. They cook faster and mash a little easier. But you do lose a little more of the potato when you peel it raw.

    I hope your dad had a wonderful father's day!

  6. PS - My method is really for large potatoes. Your method is better for the smaller, more tender ones.

  7. Whaaaaattt how come not here as well? Come visit me! Lol I hope you get to meet up with Nashe in Singapore. Ask her to take you shopping and eat singaporean street food. Yummmmmy!

    I miss you girlie. What have you been up to, gotta read back :D

  8. i think im doomed too. i can't cook for anything. i used to like cooking but im always at school and can never find the time to cook or even want to cook :/

    on the other hand, the mashed potatoes look super good! put in some gravy and YUMMY ! you're ready to go!

  9. Congratulations, you whipped up a nice yummy looking mashed potatoes. See how it catches on ... you're already thinking of varied-flavored mashed potatoes already!

    So you're coming to Malaysia ... which part of Malaysia? To the beach, mountains or the City of Kuala Lumpur? Welcome and I hope you will enjoy your holiday here.

  10. Wow, Krissy looks delicious. I'm speechless.. and hungry now. Haha.. no, not really hungry, but I would've been, had I not yet eaten prior to your post, hehe...

  11. Krissy, I am so like you... I CAN'T cook. I can do anything except cooking. But I guess I can do this mashed potatoes... it seems so easy. Thanks for the recipe. xoxo

  12. droooools, that looks great krissy - you know what's missing though?!? BACON!!!! hahaha! and me... ;D and you don't have to be doomed to a life of instant noodles, the easy solution is to find Mr.Right who also cooks very well!!! Speaking of Mr.Right, i'm happy to know that you've learned to un-love him. Enjoy life, Krissy! <3


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