Your mashed potatoes

Mashed Potatoes - A starch side dish to go with meats and vegetables or alone.
@dfollin (12744)
United States
May 19, 2008 10:09pm CST
How do you like them? Instant or real potatoes? Either,depending on how much time I have to cook. What kind of seasonings? I like garlic in mine.Do you like toppings? I like lots of butter or gravy.
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@rckayla09 (113)
• United States
20 May 08
Hi dfollin, Both instant and home-made potatoes. Like with you, it depends on how much 'time' I have to cook. Unfortunately, I usually only have time on holidays and do make them home-made on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter. Normally though my husband and I prefer Betty Crocker's Potato Buds (store-bought mashed potato flakes). We both love either butter or brown gravy as a topping; it depends on whether or not we have gravy in the house. I have to admit, I would never have thought to put garlic in potatoes as a seasoning. But garlic in potatoes does sound delicious! Besides, hubby and I both LOVE garlic in our food and it's great for the heart.
@dfollin (12744)
• United States
22 May 08
Garlic Clove - Garlic can be used as a seasoning or as a natural medicine.
Both me and my daughter like food with our garlic,ha,ha!And yes it is healty for you.I first got the idea from seeing Bob Evans side dishes in the grocery store.
• Philippines
20 May 08
i like it with lots of gravy and it would be better if it was mashed so perfectly, you know with no chunks of potato left! and i eat it with chicken, i dunno it just feels more complete if i eat them together!
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
20 May 08
Gravy - Homemade gravy made with meat juices.
I love gravy on my potatoes.I usually eat mashed potatoes with chicken and all sorts of other kinds of meats.Or even by itself as a lite meal or a snack.
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@donna22 (1120)
26 Aug 08
I do not think anything can beat real mashed potatoes. The instant ones are ok for when you wnat some done quicker but I think the real ones are the best. I love garlic but have never tried it in my mashed potatoe. I might try it sometime. I love veggie sausages and mash. I sometimes like gravy on my mashed potatoe but sometimes I like to have butter. I have one or the other because I think if the put gravy on mashed potatoe which has butter on this means that you can not taste the butter so much.
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@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
20 May 08
I like instant mashed potatoes because they taste good and they're quick and easy. I do like mashed potatoes made with real potatoes too but that is quite a lot of work and I just don't think the end result is quite enough to justify all the extra work. When I make instant mashed potatoes, I do use a bit of garlic salt and chicken broth. It adds a nice flavor. Then I like to eat them with butter on top. That's my favorite way. I'm not fond of gravy on mashed potatoes because it hides the flavor of the potato too much for me.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
20 May 08
I prefer real potatoes over instant, but I will eat instant. I like to put cheese, butter and sour cream on mine and maybe some bacon bits. I like eating like I would a baked potatoe.
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@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
20 May 08
OMG this topic makes me want mashed potatoes... LOL I love mashed potatoes but hardly ever make them.. I love lots of butter and some salt on it.. I am really not a gravy person though.. Instant is extreamly fast when you really need them but making them the old fashion way is ok too.. However I am all for the instant ones!!!
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
20 May 08
I love to eat mashed potatoes. I like to add chicken or turkey gravy on top of mine and a little bit of salt, pepper and butter. I like Idaho instant potatoes. I will eat real potatoes every so often too though. I like to add some melted cheese on top of my potatoes sometimes to. We always have mashed potatoes when we eat chicken, or or chops. I love to dip rolls in my potatoes too.
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@zabawaus (1732)
• United States
20 May 08
i like mashed potatoes with out any seasoning just butter,
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
20 May 08
Blood Pressure Book - book with blood pressure information
I used to like it with just butter when I was a kid,but I liked salt with it too.But,now I have high blood pressure,so I cannot eat too much salt anymore.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
22 May 08
It depends on my mood. I am okay with instant but if I want it good and lumpy I use real potatoes. I use garlic and parmesan cheese in mine. I use butter when I'm making it but I don't put any toppings on it. Sometimes I make gravy cause my mom likes gravy.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
20 May 08
I like real mashed potatoes with either butter or gravy. Now...if you're talking about baked potatoes, then I get creative about toppings. Anything and everything can be a topping for a baked potato.
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@1gidget (152)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I LOVE mashed potatoes! I eat them with just about every meal. Sometimes the mashed potatoes are the meal alone! The ones in a tub that you cook in the microwave (from the grocery store) are real potatoes and are great. I actually don't put anything on them. Kind of strange, I know. And I don't order them at restuarants, even though I would like to. I am allegic to onions/onion powder/any type of onion. So, I'm never sure if the restuarant kind have onion powder. Anyway, I eat my mashed potatoes at home. What is it about them? They are the best comfort food!
@dfollin (12744)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I know they are a great comfort food.I have had the ones in the tub that have garlic in them.I am allergic to vinegar,but can eat barbeque sauce.Don't ask me!