Mashed Potatoes With Mushroom Gravy

Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy

Don’t worry, this recipe for these mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy won’t start with me talking about my grandmother. Even though, I probably should. We are here to talk about potatoes and the little things that you can do that makes them even awesome-r. That is now a word.

You want to get to the recipe. I do too but read this.

The following things make the mash really good:

1. Potato skins. Leave them on. Trust me. Yes, of course wash and scrub them thoroughly. It is worth it.

2. Garlic. This recipe for two uses 7-8 cloves which are chopped, sauteed in butter and then added to the potatoes with everything else. You need the garlic in life and in these mashed potatoes.

3. The holy trinity of cream, milk and butter adds love. You can of course, choose to add only one or two of these but I definitely recommend adding all three.

4. Mushrooms. Get them fresh. Yes, the canned ones are easier to get but won’t add anything to this recipe by way of texture or flavour. Fresh mushrooms all the way.

5. Choose your player (herbs). I went with a little rosemary and parsley. You can go with dill or coriander. Whatever floats your boat.

Ingredients List
The following will be good for 1-2 people.

For the mashed potatoes:
  • 3 potatoes
  • 7 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of dairy cream
  • 1tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper
For the mushroom gravy:
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 4-5 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1tbsp flour
  • 1tbsp butter
  • 1 small cube of chicken stock
  • a handful of parsley or dill or any other herb

Part 1: Make the Mushroom Gravy

Step 1:

Take three whole potatoes. Scrub and wash them thoroughly. Dice them in squares. In a saucepan, add the potatoes, cover them with water and switch the flame on. Medium heat.

Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes

Step 2:

Slice up 4-5 mushrooms. In a skillet, add 2 tbsp of butter and let it melt. Add sliced mushrooms and let them cook till they become brown. Medium heat. Don’t overcook.

Set aside on a plate after they have browned. We will add them to the gravy later.

sliced mushrooms

Step 3:

In a small saucepan, add one and half cup of water and one small cube of chicken stock. Either Knorr or K&N soup stock works. Let this simmer over low heat till it mixes well.

stock for mushroom gravy

Step 4:

In the skillet where we cooked the mushrooms, add a tbsp of butter and tbsp of flour (just a little less than the butter). Whisk it well, so it emulsifies and slowly add the chicken stock (from Step 3) in. Keep mixing. 

This will look really watery initially but don’t get alarmed. It will cook down and become thick.

roux for mushroom gravy

Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about the potatoes. Check on them to see if they are boiling away fine.

Step 5:

Add the cooked mushrooms to the mushroom gravy. This will still be a little watery but thicker from the point we started. Let this simmer over low heat. No seasoning is needed here since the stock already has salt.

mushroom plus gravy

What the gravy will look like, once it has cooked down.

thickened stock

Part 2: Make the Mashed Potatoes

Step 1:

After the potatoes have boiled and you are able to piece them with a fork or a knife. Take them off the stove and drain

drained potatoes

Step 2:

In the same saucepan you boiled the potatoes in, add in 2 tbsp of olive oil and 7 cloves of garlic (chopped). Wait for them to turn golden brown.

browned garlic

Step 3:

Add in a 1/4 cup of milk and same amount of dairy cream. Mix together with the garlic. Add salt and pepper. Add 1 tbsp of butter as it simmers.

Step 4:

Add the drained potatoes to this creamy, garlic mixture and mash with a wooden spoon. Adjust with more milk or cream (if it looks dry). If it looks too “loose”, just keep mixing. The potatoes will absorb the milk and cream in some time.

potato plus cream

Most important: Taste the mashed potatoes for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper accordingly till you are satisfied.

mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy

The Final Step

In a bowl, add mashed potatoes. Crack some black pepper on top. Add a layer of mushroom gravy on top. Garnish with parsley or your choice of herbs. Eat.

Mashed Potatoes With Mushroom Gravy Final Result
Recipe: Mashed Potatoes

So there you have it! A step-by-step of the mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy. Do you have a favourite way of making mashed potatoes? Let us know in the comments below.

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