Marash Girl never understood how folks prepared perfect mashed potatoes. She loved to eat them (albeit, not often, as growing up, rice pilaf was the mainstay in her Marashtsi/Aintepsi home.) It wasn't until Friday evening that Marash Girl learned of the one ingredient essential to making perfect mashed potatoes . . . and she learned the secret from her friend Andrea who had grown up in Manchester (England) and lived most of her adult life in Brooklyn Heights. Wanna know the secret that she shared (a secret shared in an elegant English accent)?
"Baking potatoes, of course! Baking potatoes must be boiled in order to prepare perfect mashed potatoes."