Last night I had pork chops to cook and felt like something gravy-like with mashed potatoes. I was also watching the debates so wanted to make something that didn’t take a lot of attention in the kitchen. I remembered this old dish I used to make when the girls were young. I don’t often use cans of cream of mushroom (or whatever) soup but do keep a can or two in the pantry for when I’m too lazy to make my own. I forgot about the onions last night but I think they add a good flavor and texture. Also, I’ve made it without the ketchup and Worcestershire before and it’s good that way too.
Until I bought a potato ricer (affiliate link), I never would have thought to make mashed potatoes for just one person. But the ricer makes it super easy. Just peel your potato and simmer in water until cooked through. (Cutting it in pieces makes it cook faster if you’re in a hurry.) Pop the potato into the ricer and squeeze it into a bowl, then stir in some butter, salt, and milk. That’s it!0