The perfect mash is smooth and creamy with a fluffy finish and no lumps. Here's how to achieve a perfect result.
Step 1: Drain cooked potatoes and return to the pan over medium heat. Stir until the potato is floury and all the moisture has evaporated
Step 2: Use a potato masher to mash until almost smooth, then use the back of a spoon to press the mash through a fine sieve into a bowl
Step 3: Return the mash to the pan over medium heat. Add butter and hot milk, and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy