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Old 04-13-2019, 08:53 PM   #51
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Trust me, Cheryl... hot water, cold water, the best water in the world, nothing helps. Canned potatoes will always be canned potatoes, no matter what you do do them. Bland, slimy, rubbery and weird tasting. The only time they were at least somewhat edible was chopped up and put into a soup that contained many other ingredients. And even that didn't take the place of fresh.

Baby reds and yukons are the best!
I love those!
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:07 PM   #52
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I love those!
Me too. Especially the baby reds. So soft and sweet.
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:21 AM   #53
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I can't do the canned potatoes thing. I've tried to give them a few shots, but they don't even taste like potatoes to me. Now, instant potatoes (mashed) I'll do on occasion. But 98% of the time, if I want potatoes, they have to be fresh.
For those instant taters, use half milk and half cream. Or just use half and half. You will think you are eating the real thing. And don't forget the butter and S&P. I always used a whisk on them. Kids and hubby never knew the truth.
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For those instant taters, use half milk and half cream. Or just use half and half. You will think you are eating the real thing. And don't forget the butter and S&P. I always used a whisk on them. Kids and hubby never knew the truth.
Now, honestly, how could anyone forget the butter and S&P??? That would be tragic!

I've used half & half on occasion, but I always use milk regardless. Some of those packaged flavored mashed potatoes call for using water and that just baffles me. I know there's milk already in the mix, but using water to make mashed potatoes is completely alien to me.
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Now, honestly, how could anyone forget the butter and S&P??? That would be tragic!

I've used half & half on occasion, but I always use milk regardless. Some of those packaged flavored mashed potatoes call for using water and that just baffles me. I know there's milk already in the mix, but using water to make mashed potatoes is completely alien to me.
When you're broke, you use potato cooking water to make the mashed potatoes.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:48 AM   #56
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When you're broke, you use potato cooking water to make the mashed potatoes.
Well, I mostly meant making instant potatoes.

I know there's milk already in the mix, but using water to make mashed potatoes is completely alien to me.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:43 AM   #57
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Our local Penn Dutch has several varieties of potatoes that are loose and you take what you want. No canned potatoes for me.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:15 PM   #58
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Our local Penn Dutch has several varieties of potatoes that are loose and you take what you want. No canned potatoes for me.
All the grocery stores around me sell loose potatoes. I've never used canned.
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A variety of loose potatoes seems to be the norm around here. Where we shop they no longer carry Yukon Gold. Now they offer 'yellow potatoes'.
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:43 PM   #60
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A variety of loose potatoes seems to be the norm around here. Where we shop they no longer carry Yukon Gold. Now they offer 'yellow potatoes'.
Well that's a bummer. I looked up whether or not "yellow potatoes" were the same thing as Yukon Gold and it said that Yukon's are a 'type' of yellow potato, but not necessarily the same thing.
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