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Chunky Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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My husband and I usually cook chunky mashed potatoes for breakfast during some lazy weekends. One of our favorite potato recipes for breakfast is this chunky mashed potatoes with baked beans.

chunky mashed potatoes

Potatoes have been one of my favorite ingredients when cooking for kids and family. Though rice is our major carbohydrate intake of every day’s meal, I find I love potatoes more than rice. Not only that I like the taste and texture of the potatoes, but it is also easy to prepare and has wholesome goodness in it.

mashed potatoes

In order to make the breakfast more appealing to the kids, hubby would help to decorate the plate to make faces, with chunky mashed potatoes, shredded vegetables, sausage, and fruits. They usually polish off the plate very fast and will ask for a second serving with other facial expressions.

creative mashed potatoes for the breakfast


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Chunky Mashed Potatoes

Serves: 4
Prepare time: 30 minutes

Russet or Yukon Potatoes – 4 medium size
Butter – 3 to 4 tablespoons
Milk (optional)
Black Paper – freshly ground
Salt – 1 teaspoon for unsalted butter, a pinch for salted butter
Chives – chopped or sliced

chunky mashed potatoes with butter

1. Wash and peel off the skin of the potatoes and cut them into a cube.
2. Put the potatoes in a pot and fill with cold water to cover the potatoes.
3. Boil the potatoes with high heat, then turn to medium heat and cover the pot with lid, shimmer for another 15 to 20 minutes. Stick a toothpick or fork into the potatoes to check if they are done. Slightly over-cook will make the mashing easier. Bigger cube and Yukon potatoes might need slightly longer cooking time.
4. While waiting for the potatoes to cook, take the butter out from the fridge and let it soften at room temperature.
5. Drain the potatoes when it is ready.
6. Add butter to the warm potatoes and mash it with a fork.
7. Add milk if you prefer a smoother & creamier texture.
8. Add salt and ground black pepper to taste.
9. Garnish with chives and serve while it is still warm.

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Wednesday 28th of September 2011

Just made this for my mom & baby sister. They love it! ^^

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Wednesday 28th of September 2011

:) You are so sweet, Kathy :)


Monday 15th of August 2011

ah! Love baked beans! reminds me of baked beans for breakfast in england!

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Monday 15th of August 2011

Exactly!!! Reminds me of the stall selling baked potatoes with baked beans during the windy cold weather too... yum yum...


Monday 15th of August 2011

Wow! So cute! You are such a "talented" Mommy....

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Monday 15th of August 2011

Thanks, Alice. When come to kids, we have to be a little creative to tackle them.