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Old 03-13-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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Hi
I am craving mashed potatoes today, so cooked some potatoes, mashed them up after they were done, but I like them a bit chunky, so I don't overmash them. Then I put in some frozen peas, sour cream and herb salt, tastes yummy! I also love mashed carrots mixed in with mashed potatoes and recently tried some mashed turnips mixed with the potatoes, also yummy...
any other ideas?
Mashed Potatoes are such a comfort food
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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soemtimes put a package of lipton soup (powder_ any flavor, but then dont add any salt...yummy
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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This mashed potato recipe I make and will be making it for Easter dinner.

Yukon Gold Potatoes-cut up and placed in a pot with cold water and a dash of salt. Cover, bring to a boil and cook 12-15 mins. until cooked through. Drain, put saucepan back on the stove and cook a minute shaking the pan to get rid of excess water. I always use a ricer, the potatoes come out airy and the gluten in the potatoes do not come out sticky. Salt and pepper to taste with 1/2 and 1/2. While the potatoes are cooking, in another saucepan melt 4-5 pats of sweet butter (depending on how many potatoes you are making), slice up 3-4 shallots and brown until slightly crisp, add to your riced mashed potatoes. Absolutely delicious.
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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Those ideas sound yummy, thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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I agree mashed potatoes are comfort food. In the Netherlands and Belgium, two countries where potatoes are a staple, we make different versions. I plucked this one here Belgian Recipes - Main Course - Flemish Hotpot (Belgian) (http://www.belgian-recipes.be/recipe_flemish_hotpot.html - broken link) as one example.

But stoofpot is poor man's hotpot and generally is made without any meat--and lots and lots of potatoes, beet greens and the occasional carrot.

My son mastered this dish, as his favourite, and makes it all sorts of ways for American friends and Dutch visitors.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:01 PM
 
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I agree mashed potatoes are comfort food. In the Netherlands and Belgium, two countries where potatoes are a staple, we make different versions. I plucked this one here Belgian Recipes - Main Course - Flemish Hotpot (Belgian) (http://www.belgian-recipes.be/recipe_flemish_hotpot.html - broken link) as one example.

But stoofpot is poor man's hotpot and generally is made without any meat--and lots and lots of potatoes, beet greens and the occasional carrot.

My son mastered this dish, as his favourite, and makes it all sorts of ways for American friends and Dutch visitors.

Hmm, that sounds really yummy (the veggie version ). Never thought of beet greens! I bet they are really healthy, too!
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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When boiling your potatoes I put in some whole pieces of garlic, it flavors the potatoes.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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I have 'unbutton your pants' mashers. Before mashing, add sour cream,salt, butter and cream cheese, thin to desired consistency with 1/2 and 1/2, pour in sprayed 13x9 (or larger for big serving) and dot top with butter,sprinkle with paprika,bake 350 about 25 min. Hard to give a recipe as it depends on how many spuds, but do it to taste my granny says, and make sure the sour cream and cream cheese, butter are room temp.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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I like 'em with garlic, pepper, butter, sour cream, and either chicken stock or milk.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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I whip a little bit of mayonnaise into mine (it doesn't take much). It kinda gives the potatoes a sour cream taste, but not as strong.
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