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Old 01-31-2008, 09:37 PM   #1
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:49 PM   #2
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I boil a half dozen or so red potatoes till they're done (you can tell by sticking a fork in them). Drain water, use a potato masher and add a small splash of milk, about 3-4 Tbsp of butter, a bit of salt & pepper. Mash till done. (You can always add more milk)

You can also add minced sauteed garlic for another taste.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:50 PM   #3
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I boil my potatoes, drain, then use a hand potato masher to "smash" them. You could also just crush them in your hand if you want - and can handle the heat. Add butter, milk, sauteed onion or garlic - your choice. Similar to "mashed" potatoes but coarser somewhat chunky - not but chunke like potato salad but not as smooth and creamy as mashed ... another name might be, "rustic mashed potatoes".
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:58 PM   #4
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Boil them and mash them, then add in butter, milk, garlic, and a little sour cream. Move it to the blender and whip it up. Add in some chopped chive, more for effect.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:31 PM   #5
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my recipe for garlic smashed potatoes

In large pot of water, boil red potatoes with the skin left on until fork tender. I also generouly salt the water. Then I throw in about a handful of peeled garlic cloves depending on your taste and the amount of potatoes. Drain, add milk and butter and mash potatos and garlic with a potato masher. I like mine to be a little bitey and not like whipped.
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They key to smashed is don't overdo it with the potato "masher"!! There is usually not quite as much milk/cream in them either - they are more dry IMHO and usually have some Parmesan cheese thrown in there along with some garlic too (of course butter, salt/pepper). You can lightly use the masher to just smash them (not pushing all the way down to the bottom of the bowl) and then finish mixing with a large wooden spoon or something similar.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #7
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Let it whip.. whip it right... yea yea...

Hmmm, so technically mine are 'whipped' potatoes then?

Well, let it whip.....

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Hmmm, so technically mine are 'whipped' potatoes then?

Well, let it whip.....

I think that pretty much sums it up!
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I assume we all had a mama, just make 'em like she did, lumps and all.

I think the culinary PC term is "rustic style" mashed pommes de tera, lol.
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Hmmm, so technically mine are 'whipped' potatoes then?

Well, let it whip.....

whip it good.

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