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Old 04-05-2008, 05:57 PM   #1
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Totally surprised by instant spuds

I have had instant mashed potatoes, the type you cook down from flakes or buds. Generally... they are just OK.

I ate a friends house and his wife fixed some from a pouch, add 2 cups cold water and microwave for 3 or 4 minutes.

I couldn't believe it.... they were actually good. VERY light, fluffy, nice flavor.. They were a 3 cheese mashed and were more than just passable... The would have been a terrific stuffer for pirogies.

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Old 04-05-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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I have had instant mashed potatoes, the type you cook down from flakes or buds. Generally... they are just OK.

I ate a friends house and his wife fixed some from a pouch, add 2 cups cold water and microwave for 3 or 4 minutes.

I couldn't believe it.... they were actually good. VERY light, fluffy, nice flavor.. They were a 3 cheese mashed and were more than just passable... The would have been a terrific stuffer for pirogies.

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Do you remember the brand?
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:06 PM   #3
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ahem miss KE...
I do recall you almost shunning me for having potato flakes in the house not too long ago!!
Tell me you're not gonna give in!
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:20 PM   #4
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I think they're great to have on hand for an instant non-flour thickener, or to "save" a batch of the real deal that maybe got a little over-creamed. I think I've even coated chicken and fish with those flakes.

as for flavor on their own, are you sure your friend didn't YUM them up a bit with cream and butter for you?
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:35 PM   #5
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I have had instant mashed potatoes, the type you cook down from flakes or buds. Generally... they are just OK.

I ate a friends house and his wife fixed some from a pouch, add 2 cups cold water and microwave for 3 or 4 minutes.

I couldn't believe it.... they were actually good. VERY light, fluffy, nice flavor.. They were a 3 cheese mashed and were more than just passable... The would have been a terrific stuffer for pirogies.

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Old 04-05-2008, 07:37 PM   #6
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Idahoans, by any chance?

I've been talking them up here for a year. Fantastic instant potatoes, in a variety of flavors!

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Old 04-05-2008, 07:41 PM   #7
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*gasp* I think I may have tried the baby reds! They WERE pretty good!
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:41 PM   #8
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I agree with Lee, Idahoans are good in a pinch.
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ahem miss KE...
I do recall you almost shunning me for having potato flakes in the house not too long ago!!
Tell me you're not gonna give in!
Moi?Je ne parle pas anglais, il ne pourrais pas avoir été moi !

Svp, acceptez ces fleurs pour le malentendu

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Do you remember the brand?
I called and asked.... the brand is "Idahoan"
Qsis definitely called this one right.

Oh, I watched her cook them. Water in a bowl with the powder.. microwave..
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Moi?Je ne parle pas anglais, il ne pourrais pas avoir été moi !

Svp, acceptez ces fleurs pour le malentendu

Thank goodness for bablefish. I would be wondering all day about this. I don't understand a lot of english myself here in Texas
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Thank goodness for bablefish. I would be wondering all day about this. I don't understand a lot of english myself here in Texas
LMAO - that's how I was able to write it - Bablefish!!!!!!!!!
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DW translated it for me. She did comment on the grammar though.
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I looked for the Idahoan at the grocery this morning ... the reds and 4-cheese were sold out. I just grabbed the butter flavor, my girls can doctor them up. They like a little something after school sometimes, and this is something they can easily do themselves with little mess.

Thanks Jeff!
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I called and asked.... the brand is "Idahoan"
Qsis definitely called this one right.

Oh, I watched her cook them. Water in a bowl with the powder.. microwave..
I hope Paul McCartney doesn't hear about them. I don't know if I could take another video of him making mashed potatoes, even instant.
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LMAO - that's how I was able to write it - Bablefish!!!!!!!!!
What does fish that babble have to do with mashed potatoes? ROFL
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Gossie, you should be on the answer a question with a question thread.
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