Secrets for How to Make Mashed Potatoes Perfectly Every Time
Tip 4. Don't Overcook or Undercook the Potatoes
Cooking the potatoes just right is key. If they're undercooked, you'll have pockets of crispy potato chunks—a big no-no for classic fluffy mashed potatoes. If you overcook them they disintegrate and your potatoes will be soupy. The specific cooking time depends on the size of your potato: a perfectly cooked piece of potato should give no resistance when cut with a knife, but shouldn't crumble into a million pieces.
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