Not enough space on your stove, not to worry you can easily microwave your mashed potatoes and have them ready with your delicious savory mince.

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Mashed Potatoes

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine South African
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 84 kcal


  • 1 kg potatoes peeled, and quartered
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 160 ml milk
  • 4 tbsp butter or margarine
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • Place potatoes in a glass bowl.
  • Sprinkle on water, cover, and microwave at full for 13 minutes, or until potatoes are tender, stirring twice.
  • Let it stand covered for 5 minutes.
  • Drain off liquid, beat with an electric mixer, cover, and set aside.
  • Heat all remaining ingredients in a 2 cup (1-pint) glass measure by microwaving, uncovered at full for 4 minutes.
  • Gradually pour milk mixture into potatoes while beating potatoes with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • If necessary reheat mashed potatoes by covering and microwaving at full for 4 minutes.
  • You can serve this with savory mince, or fish.


Calories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 361mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 0.02gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 278IUCalcium: 37mgIron: 0.01mg
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