These are The Best Mashed Potatoes! Creamy, delicious, and perfect for dinner!
I can’t believe we’re already here, the last recipe in the Oscar Recipe Series. Did you guys love it? I sure did, it was so fun to develop recipes inspired by something I’m so passionate about, film. Our last recipe in the series is inspired by The Martian and the recipe inspiration itself was kind of a no-brainer: potatoes.
In the film, Matt Damon plays botanist astronaut, Mark Watney, who gets stranded on Mars and one of the ways in which he survives is potatoes. Watney may never want to eat a potato again in his life after his Martian experience, but I’d like to think that these mashed potatoes would change his mind, especially since they are the best ones ever! They’re incredibly creamy and are our go-to for topping shepherd’s pie or just as a side! They’re made with just potatoes, butter, and whole milk with a bit of salt and pepper, no cream cheese or anything like that, just simple and delicious.
I read The Martian last spring and it was one of the Best Books I Read in 2015. When the film adaptation hit theaters in November, I was beyond excited, especially since I kinda LOVE Matt Damon. I was really pleased with the movie and thought they did a wonderful job. Even though it won Best Motion Picture Comedy at the Golden Globes, I wouldn’t necessarily classify it that way. Is it funny, yes, but it’s also dramatic and action-packed! Matt and I agree that of the contenders, it’s the best “all-around” movie. That being said, I don’t think it will win Best Picture, but I do think Matt Damon has a chance of a massive upset in the Best Actor category.
This post is part of my Oscar Recipe Series, check out the other film inspired recipes:
The Best Mashed Potatoes
- 4 russet potatoes
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter
- 1 cup whole milk
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
- Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch cubes and add to the boiling water, boiling until potatoes are fork-tender.
- Drain potatoes and run them through a ricer back into the large pot, add butter and milk and stir to combine.
- Add more milk and butter if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste.