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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 07-24-2006, 04:17 PM   #71
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We like to leave the skin on and basically stir in the butter and milk with a fork. It's sort of like smashed potatos. Sometimes I will put some ranch dressing and/or garlic powder on them. And it has to be russets for this Idaho boy!
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:26 PM   #72
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I always use a hand masher -- I like the consistency, which is a bit closer to baked. I find that mashed potatoes prepared with a mixer tend to be sticky and have less potato flavor.

Also, I usually just add some buttermilk and a little salt and pepper -- much more healthful than using gobs of butter, and the potato flavor is stronger.

Sometimes I add chopped scallions or chives, or even throw a clove or two of garlic in the water to cook with the potatoes, then mash it all together.
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:09 PM   #73
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I use hand masher and add milk, butter and salt. Lately I have been boiling and mashing together with the potatoes, a little turnip and or cauliflower. Its good, try it. no problem.
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:59 PM   #74
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oh man, dina, i love mashed cruciferous veggies and spuds.

i was raised on mashed turnips, both kinds at least once a week. (technically rutabegas and white and purple turnips)
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:08 AM   #75
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[quote=buckytom]oh man, dina, i love mashed cruciferous veggies and spuds.

i was raised on mashed turnips, both kinds at least once a week. (technically rutabegas and white and purple turnips)

[I like mashed turnips, but find them a little strong tasting for frequent consumption. Anyway my daughter eats the mashed potatos and doesnt know there is turnip in there which is quite a feat.]
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:24 AM   #76
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i mix a lot of stuff into mashed spuds to get my son to eat them. when he rejects his veggies like peas or broccoli, it gets mashed into the "mashed".
same goes for chicken, ham, fish sticks, and whatever else i can grind up.

the addition of a sharp or salty cheese to the potatoes helps, like cheddar or parmesan.

i've also found you can sneak stuff in pasta, like ziti or shells.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:46 AM   #77
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Is there a thingy for gagging and puking? Lumpy mashed, eeeeewwwww.
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:25 PM   #78
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Mashed stuff?

I dont think I would grind up and mash any old thing. Fish Sticks?
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:51 AM   #79
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Is there a thingy for gagging and puking? Lumpy mashed, eeeeewwwww.


You've never had lumpy mashed potatoes?


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Old 08-10-2006, 03:00 PM   #80
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I use a masher. Before reading this thread, I didn't even know ricers existed and i wouldn't have thought of using a mixer. Lumps in mashed potatoes is what makes them taste authentic! if I want the smoother version, I use instant...
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