Mashed potato

Mashed potato
A small plate with a serving of mashed potatoes
CourseSide dish
Place of originUnited Kingdom[1]
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsPotatoes, butter, milk or cream, salt, black pepper
VariationsDuchess potatoes

Mashed potato (British English) or mashed potatoes (American English and Canadian English), colloquially known as mash (British English),[2] is a dish made by mashing boiled potatoes, usually with added milk, butter, salt and pepper. It is generally served as a side dish to meat or vegetables. When the potatoes are only roughly mashed, they are sometimes called smashed potatoes.

Dehydrated instant mashed potatoes and frozen mashed potatoes are available.

Mashed potatoes are an ingredient in other dishes, such as dumplings and gnocchi.

  1. ^ Smith, A. (2011) Potato: A Global History. London: Reaktion Books.
  2. ^ "Mash | Meaning of Mash by Lexico". Lexico Dictionaries | English.