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Old 01-17-2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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Baked Mashed Potatoes

I'd like to thank those of you who encouraged me in using baked potatoes for mashing. I finally tried it last night, and they were absolutely delicious!
I baked the potatoes (Yukon Gold) in the microwave, then mashed them with a little butter, sour cream, and a splash of milk, using the old-fashioned potato masher. They were very little trouble, and not only better than instant, but, we thought, better than the traditionally prepared ones.

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Old 01-17-2007, 02:48 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting. I love any kind of potato recipes and this one sounds so easy and so good.
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:56 AM   #3
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Baked "smashed tators" will be on my to do list soon! As I have never thought of it!! I have been doing baked potato salad for almost forever and I know that is a plus!
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:24 AM   #4
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I forgot to tell you that after the potatoes were tender, I cut them in half and scooped the potato out of the skins...much easier and quicker than peeling raw potatoes. Of course, you could leave the skins on, if you prefer. I just don't care for lumps of skin in my creamy mashed potatoes.

I hope you enjoy them...we sure did!
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:28 AM   #5
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I've been making them this way for about a year. I have only peeled and boiled potatos once since I learned this technique.

Less pans, less clean up and great taste!
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
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Constance, I have no doubt that your mashed potatoes dish tastes real yummy!! I do a fairly similar version except that I use olive oil and yoghurt instead of butter and sour cream. I usually serve this with grilled sausages.
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Old 01-18-2007, 10:45 AM   #7
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I love mashed potatos with everything...seafood, beef, pork, chicken, sausage.

Not with ham though.
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