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Old 08-14-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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Potato question

Today is hubby's birthday and he wants instant mashed taters as part of his birthday supper.

My daughter loves my roasted potatoes where I do the following:

In a bowl mix equal parts of oil and lemon juice, some dill weed, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and Lawry's. Emulsify with a whisk, pour into packet with Yukon Gold potatoes, seal and grill.

Any idea how I can incorporate the instant taters wtih the above ingredients?

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Old 08-14-2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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I would just mix it right into the potatoes after you have made them. Pour a little in and taste and add more if needed until you get the right flavor.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:44 PM   #3
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I would just mix it right into the potatoes after you have made them. Pour a little in and taste and add more if needed until you get the right flavor.

You would?

IMO there isn't any good way to incorporate instant mashed potatoes in with roasted ones.

I'd make him his instant. ANd then do the roasted also, if you want.
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I think I read it differently than you did Jenny. I did not think she was making the roasted potatoes. She is making instant, but wanted the flavor that she usually puts in the roasted to be in the instant.

Angie, let us know which way you meant it.
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:18 PM   #5
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Yup, GB, you are right.
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:25 PM   #6
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OH.

Now I get it.

I agree with GB then.
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:58 PM   #7
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So you are serving chunky instant mashed potato in a foil pouch?
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:09 PM   #8
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I too don't "get it".

My husband also loves instant mashed potatoes over homemade ones - & he doesn't like any "flavoring" in them. If he asks for instant mashed potatoes, I know that he just wants them plain with butter (or gravy). No additions.

Do you know for sure that your husband actually wants the roasted potato flavorings in his instant mashed? I'd check that out before going thru all the trouble. If not, I think your daughter will survive this one time - lol!!
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:09 PM   #9
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No, just regular instant taters but I want the flavor that I have when we use the foil pouch for the Yukon Golds.
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:32 PM   #10
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Okay - I STILL don't get it.

It's your husband's birthday & all he's asking you to do is provide him with a side dish of plain instant mashed potatoes.

You, however, don't want to do this for him for his birthday because you'd rather have them flavored.

Sorry girl - no more advice for you from me. Way too sad. I hope hubby has a happy birthday otherwise, considering he can't even get plain instant mashed potatoes.
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