What do you add to your mashed potatoes?

@kaysue4 (951)
United States
May 22, 2008 10:05am CST
Sometimes, I just make mine the regular way and just add the butter and milk. There are other times when I like to add sour cream and chives and then I have also been known to add ranch dressing for a different flavor. I have really never tried to add cheese, but I think that it would be really good to have in the mashed potatoes. So, what do you add to yours?
7 responses
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
3 Jun 08
Usually butter, cream or milk. Sometimes have added a bit of garlic powder which is good. My husband and I like the skins on but kids don't like . Adding sour cream sounds really good, I may have to try that sometime. Not really sure if I would like the ranch dressing??????? Do you add the powdered ranch dressing or the already made up ranch dressing? Cheese sounds good too.
@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I just use salad dressing that is alreday made up, but I bet the powdered would work much better for taste.
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
4 Jun 08
You're right, I bet the powdered one would work better. Thank you for the info!!!
@k8cath (341)
• Philippines
22 May 08
Hi! I just saw this post,and got interested..Actually, I haven't cooked any mashed potato. can you post some recipe here? :) the mashed potatoes I had for my whole life are all bought from KFC with my friends and never prepared by me nor my family. -_- Anyway, I'd like to have cinnamon on my mashed potatoes because it is my favorite spice (though I don't know what taste would it bring out. XP)
@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
22 May 08
Well the way I do it is wash my potatoes and cut them into a pan of water. When I am done cutting the potatoes then I rinse then out and add more water. Bring them to a boil and boil them until they are really soft. After they are soft to were you can split them real easily with a fork, then drain the potato water, or reserve it to make potato bread, and then put the cooked potatoes into a bowl and then add some milk and butter to them. Get a mixer and then mash them all up until they are all smooth, or you can leave just a few lumps so they look homemade. :.) And you are ready to serve them when it is done. I hope that you understand the directions. You only need a little bit of milk and butter, too much and they will be too runny and not enough, too dry. Good luck with them and let me know when you got them made and if you liked them.
@k8cath (341)
• Philippines
22 May 08
wow, thanks for that cooking tips and step-by-step instructions. :) I hope I'll get it right when I start making mashed potatoes..:D I never knew that it was THAT easy. *shame on me. T_T*
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Usually just butter and milk.
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
Pretty much the same as you, kaysue4. The usual butter and heavy cream, then salt and pepper to taste. I discovered garlic with it, and cheese! but then I had to adjust the salt and butter, I don't wanna make it too salty. =)
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
22 May 08
The only meat i eat is fish so some of my stuff here may sound a little unusual. I sometimes have a side of tuna filet with my mashed taters, sometunes i drain a can of tuna and dump it on top. or mix it in. I have made gravy from the juice out of canned salmon. Or the juice from the tuna filet i baked. I have even made gravy from the can of tuna undrained. Cheese is another good thing to stir into mashed taters. Shredded chedder or philliy cheese. The varyations are mind boggling. A friend of mine always made the most incredable mashed potatoes by adding a couple big spoonfuls of mayo instead of milk. I remember my grandmother using canned milk.
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
22 May 08
you can also add kernel corns and cheese!! it will be really nice! yummy...
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
22 May 08
I do pretty much like you do. I always add lots of butter and a little milk, salt and pepper. Sometimes I'll add some sour cream, depending on how much I have on hand. Garlic is good too, although I've never been able to come up with anything that tastes like garlic mashed potatoes you'd get in a restaurant.