One thing that Colombia has no shortage of is potatoes. There are so many different varieties here that I have never even seen before! The only thing I had to do was decide what type to use! I ended up getting some that Leito told me were called papas pastusas. They tasted pretty much like any potato I have used in the States. I have yet to learn all the different uses for each kind of potato here!
Classic Mashed Potatoes
Makes about 4 servings
2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 20 minutes; drain.
In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Original recipe from AllRecipies.com