Alton Brown Demonstrates His Best Method for Cutting Potatoes When Making Mashed Potatoes

Alton Brown, the offbeat food expert, demonstrates what he considers to be his best method for cutting potatoes when making mashed potatoes. According to Brown, it’s the shape of the cut that makes all the difference.

Now believe it or not, this pie shape allows for a perfect range of doneness and starch gelatinization. A small detail perhaps, but sometimes the culinary gods are the details.