My Mom's "Kartoffelbrei" (mashed potatoes)



My Mom's mashed potatoes are light and creamy, not too heavy and not too creamy. And it tastes absolutely amazing, you can really taste the potatoes. 



  • 6 medium large potatoes
  • 2 liter water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp butter (or margarine) 
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk (warm)
  • possibly more salt 



Prepare a normal mashed potatoes, but make the mash not too soft. If you use it for the "Erbsoße" or "Kohlsauce", you will pure the sauce on top of it and therefore, it's better if the mash is not too soft. Salt is only added to the salt water, but if you still need more salt in your mashed potatoes, add it to the warm milk or at the end and stir with a spoon.

Peel the potatoes and boil them in salted water for about 20 minutes till they are soft. Drain. First, mash the potatoes with a hand masher. Then, when the potatoes are already pretty smooth, use an electric mixer and keep mixing further. Now, add the butter and mix. Add bit by bit the warm milk and keep mixing. Stop adding milk, when the mash is smooth and has the consitency you prefer. 

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