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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 10:33 AM

Homemade basic mashed potatoes recipe

Pretty simple and basic one this week. We're just making mashed potatoes! Not much to say about this, everyone's got a recipe for mashed potatoes and they're pretty hard to mess up. We wanted to do these as a prelude to next week's video, which will be potato croquettes!

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Reply Homemade basic mashed potatoes recipe (Original post)
Saviolo Apr 2020 OP
dhol82 Apr 2020 #1
Major Nikon Apr 2020 #4
Auggie Apr 2020 #7
Vinca Apr 2020 #10
dawg day Apr 2020 #2
GemDigger Apr 2020 #3
Freddie Apr 2020 #5
Auggie Apr 2020 #8
gibraltar72 Apr 2020 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2020 #9

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 10:35 AM

1. I prefer my potatoes put through a ricer. Not a fan of lumps.

Also like adding a couple of garlic cloves to the water while boiling.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 10:54 AM

4. I love them lumps

I use a mix of red and russet so the red potatoes preserve the lumps better and mash them with an old school potato masher.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 11:32 AM

7. Me too

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 01:22 PM

10. I use a ricer, too. I also discovered you can cook them in a crockpot which is handy.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 10:37 AM

2. What, no gravy?

I love "country gravy," which as I make it is pretty much a white sauce with a little meat flavoring (or mushroom flavor or miso, for vegetarians) and a little extra black pepper.

I like a chunkier mash with a smooth gravy (and lots of butter).

And I love that you kept the peels on. That adds a nice woodiness flavor.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 10:45 AM

3. Uck. alcohol in potatoes? Ewww.

The first time I babysat my little brother (I was 12) and mom told me to make sure to make lunch, I did. I boiled 5 pounds of potatoes, mashed them and we had mashed potato sandwiches. Lots of them. I am the potato queen and it is my job at family get togethers. 50 years later, I still have potatoes at least 5 times a week in one form or another, minus the alcohol.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 10:57 AM

5. Mashed potatoes have 4 ingredients

Potatoes, milk, butter and salt. Add pepper at the table if you want.
Hmmm I just so happen to have those 4 things, and a roast coming in my grocery pickup order (I hope).

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Response to Freddie (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 11:33 AM

8. Mine have 5: plus a touch of garlic

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 10:59 AM

6. MMM taters.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 01:13 PM

9. Add a little cream cheese. That makes them perfect.

The other thing not mentioned in the video that I lot of people don't understand is that you do NOT cover the hot mashed potatoes. Or even the hot boiled potatoes. That will turn them into glue. And it's why the mashed potatoes are the very last thing you make in the meal.

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