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Old 03-18-2008, 04:57 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I usually make mine with cauliflower, butter, half and half, garlic, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with paprika. No potatoes.
Those would be..Faux-tatoes! I love cauliflower.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I had russet potatoes to use up, and I made mashed potatoes the other day following a Cook's Illustrated recipe. It requires you to boil the potatoes in their jackets, then peel and dice. Then add butter and half and half. Sure wasn't low-cal, but they were delicious! I was able to find the recipe online, which isn't always easy with CI recipes (unless you pay for their web site).
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:21 PM
 
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I mash with unsalted butter and heavy whipping cream. I also like to add to individual servings sesame seeds, ranch dressing, sour cream, bacon bits, onion, garlic, chives, and if you have left over chicken cut up and add to the mashed potatoes. Yum
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:23 PM
 
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I did not realize so many people add the sour cream upon the mixing of the potatoes or do you wait until it cools?
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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When using sour cream I add it with the butter, salt/pepper, cream. I've also used cream cheese when mashing.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:10 AM
 
Location: on an island
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. I've also used cream cheese when mashing.
I tried this, but it was too much for me.
One guy told me that sometimes he likes to add Brie cheese. Whoa.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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boil up some potatoes (skins on), mash with skins add butter, milk or sour cream, crushed garlic (lots of it). yummy!
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Buy a package of those wonderful OreIda Mashed Potatoes! Melt a couple of pats of butter in a non-stick pot, add less than a half-cup of milk (any fatness), add a pinch each of Kosher salt and black pepper, the merest dash of dill weed, dried cilantro, garlic powder and onion powder, put a dozen or so rounds of the OreIdas in the pot, cover, cook on medium. After several minutes stir and shmush the rounds. Voila!! I just love letting others do the hard work for me!! :-) And those frozen OreIdas are yummers!
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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Milk, jackets left on, and Jalepenos!!
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Default Gratin Mashed or Creamy Gratin

Well, this dish can be a Creamy Gratin or a Mashed Creamy Gratin.

I put 2c. heavy cream & 2c. whole milk in a large saucepan.
While that's heating, add onion (optional) & 3-4lbs. potatoes. I prefer Russets for this recipe. I also add a dash of pepper.
Bring to a gentle boil until not quite mushy.
For the Mashed, well, just mash & add to a pretty bowl. Top with some paprika & parsley, or whatever the heck you like.
For the Creamy Gratin, transfer this mix to a buttered casserole dish & bake in 450 degree oven for about 10min. or until nice & browned on top.

This is by far my favorite potato dish. The pans will be hard to clean, but trust me, it's worth it.
Enjoy!!
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