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Old 01-04-2008, 12:36 PM   #11
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I've started doing mashed potatoes with a ricer - boy does the mash come out silky smooth!!

I've been using a ricer for a while now and couldn't be happier.

I grew up in an era when lumps in your mashed potatoes suggested you were inadequate in the kitchen.

These days, lumps are "justified" as being "rustic" or "country-style", I still don't care for them.

Sorry for the rant. To each his own.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:21 PM   #12
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I think resteraunts like leaving chunks of potato to indicate it was really made with potatoes and not the "fake" instant potatoes which would not have lumps. Image is everything you know! And we eat as much with our brains as our mouths!
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:23 PM   #13
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I think resteraunts like leaving chunks of potato to indicate it was really made with potatoes and not the "fake" instant potatoes which would not have lumps. Image is everything you know! And we eat as much with our brains as our mouths!

Is that the reason home cooks leave lumps too?
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:54 PM   #14
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I don't need lumps to tell me when I'm not eating instant potatoes
I too prefer lump-free mashed potatoes.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:42 PM   #15
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Anyone else like horseradish in their mashed potatoes?
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:47 PM   #16
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Anyone else like horseradish in their mashed potatoes?
not me , but my DIL does. actually she likes it in almost anything.

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Old 01-09-2008, 03:15 AM   #17
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Anyone else like horseradish in their mashed potatoes?

I have not used Horseradish but, I always put about 1 Tbsp Maynoise along with milk and butter in mine. (Small batch 4 Sm potatoes)

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Yes, mayo is nice, too! I also enjoy sour cream, sometimes.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:52 AM   #19
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Any cheese works well for a change of pace. Make sure to save the leftovers.. fried potato cakes are one of the best leftovers you can have!!
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Is that the reason home cooks leave lumps too?
Those lumps usually come from the gravy, not the potatoes.
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