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View Poll Results: When making mashed potato what do you use and why?
Potato masher 31 64.58%
Potato ricer 9 18.75%
Mixer 12 25.00%
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:11 AM   #61
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I use a masher so that they still have lumps in them and taste just like mom's.
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:37 PM   #62
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As I like them chunky, I use a masher. Also, after boiling the potatoes, I put them back in the hot pan for a while, before adding other ingredients, so it gets rid of some of the water.

And I prepare them in two different ways:
1. (for everyday meals) With milk, butter and a little parmesan.
2. (for special chubby occasions) With cream, looots of butter and grated gruyere cheese.

(anf, of course, salt and pepper, in any of the ways)
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Old 07-24-2006, 03:47 AM   #63
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I don't think I have ever seen a thread this long on mashed potatoes
Me I usually hand mash them, I also like to add a little butter and chives to make a change. Also for me it is what you have with them, my favorite is good old bangers and mash (sausages )
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:45 AM   #64
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I was looking at a potato ricer Saturday at BBB.

I think I'll go back there and get it today.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:42 AM   #65
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I use a hand mixer and add a little white cheddar... Taste good.

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Old 07-24-2006, 12:02 PM   #66
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I've seen Emeril do that on his show Emeril Live.

I might try that as well!


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Old 07-24-2006, 12:11 PM   #67
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whipped mashed potatoes, butter, milk, cheddar, bacon, chives
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:13 PM   #68
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I use either a masher or a mixer. My daughter and I like lumps in ours my son and husband doesen't so we have them one way one time and the other the next. My MIL mashes hers with a fork and you'd think she either used a masher or even a mixer sometimes. I don't know how she does it.
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:21 PM   #69
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I like roasted garlid mashed potatoes, and others, but I can't have too much of it since I've been diagnosed with borderline diabetes.

But I might make some today to go wsith the beef stew I plan to make as well.


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Old 07-24-2006, 03:37 PM   #70
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I also boil the potatoes with the skins on, then cut them in half and put them through the ricer. I like not having to peel the potatoes first. The skin stays behind in the ricer.
We tried a side-by-side taste test on boiling with the skin on or peeling first and the vote was 100% in favor of boiling with the skins on.
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