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  • How do you make your mashed potatoes?

    I'll admit, I use the box, but I do LOVE mashed potatoes that have either bacon, the skins or shredded cheddar cheese in them. There are so many variations!!

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    Re: How do you make your mashed potatoes?

    From scratch - mainly red potato's with skin scrubbed but not peeled. Bring to boil and simmer on med. for 25 mins. Drain, put back in same pot on same heat and add half & half, butter & salt & pepper. Special adds that my kids like are sour cream - lower the 1/2 & 1/2 if you are doing this and add crumbled bacon and shredded chedder. Awesome!

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    • #3
      Re: How do you make your mashed potatoes?

      I too always made my mashed potatoes from scratch but last year I experienced Simply Potatoes mashed potatoes. They taste every bit as good as my home made ones and certainly are significantly less work. Just add butter and sprinkle the top with a little paprika and serve. I hope you like them.

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      • #4
        Re: How do you make your mashed potatoes?

        I make mine with skim milk and butter, but I especially like them made with the skins on and using yukon gold potatoes. They are creamy and rich on their own and don't need much help.
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          Re: How do you make your mashed potatoes?

          Sweet Tooth, I bumped a thread that I started about this a couple of weeks ago under chat.
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          • #6
            Re: How do you make your mashed potatoes?

            I use redskins, also and leave the skins on -- good for you and add color. Butter, s&p, milk. I personally think that salt is the key and I use saltsense......just a good as salt and lower sodium.

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            • #7
              Re: How do you make your mashed potatoes?

              If using redskins leave half the skins on - after cooking drain, mash with warm milk and butter. When I feel like something fancier - I mix in sour cream, cream cheese - dried chives, and garlic when mashing then place 1/2 in casserole dish sprinkle with cooked & crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese repeat layers. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes at 350 - Its twice baked in a casserole.

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              • #8
                Re: How do you make your mashed potatoes?

                I also do the redskins and boil them with skin on.

                In a bowl melt butter, cheese, minced garlic, and blend up with potatoes and add sour cream. When I'm finished I garnish top of potatoes with cheese and bacon and chives. Looks and taste amazing. Actually I don't measure it I just add as much of each item as I like.

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                • #9
                  Re: How do you make your mashed potatoes?

                  Wow I'm so surprised that so many people leave the skins on...I have never had them that way. I would have never thought of that.

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                  • #10
                    Re: How do you make your mashed potatoes?

                    Ok, no offense meant by this but...every now and then you get a bite skin in these mashed potatoes? And this does not taste funny? Again, no offense meant...just seems strange to me.

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                    • #11
                      Re: How do you make your mashed potatoes?

                      I peel mine, but DS wants me to leave it on, but I know my Dad would have a fit. For turkey day and also other celebrations I have at my house, after I make my potatoes, I put them in my buttered crock pot to keep warm, that way I don't have something else to do at the last minute.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How do you make your mashed potatoes?

                        This is really good. Instead of adding butter & milk, just pour in Campbell's chicken broth with Garlic & Herbs. The potatoes come out so creamy and have a nice flavour.
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