mashed potato

Indonesia
January 23, 2010 1:21am CST
My son is crazy about mashed potato. I usually make it by stirring milk and a bit butter with salt and pepper. Do you have any other idea or creativity on mash potatoes ? Please share. Thanks
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• United States
23 Jan 10
My mom always made mashed potatoes with cheese. She got in trouble at the family Thanksgiving once when she was caught stirring sliced cheese into the pot of mashed potatoes so that my sister and I would eat them!
• United States
23 Jan 10
Mmmm, I make mine that way sometimes too. But it has to be certain types of cheese like ages/hard ones. I like for it not to get too melty and stuff, so you can really taste and feel the texture of the bits of cheesiness.
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• Indonesia
24 Jan 10
Hey, why haven't I thought of putting cheese in it before ? Sounds quite yummy. I'll try both the soft one and the hard one, and see which one he likes better. THanks a lot.
• United States
26 Jan 10
Try using 2 tablespoons skim milk, 2 tablespoons of sour cream, and 2 cloves of garlic. You can gradually add equal amounts of milk and sour cream until you get the consistency that you desire. Mashed sweet potatoes are also great. Below is a recipe for mashed sweet potatoes - I also have others if you are interested. Ingredients: 1 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes, fresh medium 1 T Promise Buttery spread 1 t brown sugar, packed 2 t orange juice 1/8 t ginger, ground 1/8 t black pepper Preparation: Peel and cube the potatoes. In 3 quart saucepan, cover potatoes with wather. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes or unil potatoes are very tender; drain. Mash potatoes. Stir in remaining ingredients until blended. This serves 4.
• Indonesia
26 Jan 10
Mashed sweet potatoes ? Wow...I'm beginning to like this cooking page ! My cousin has a little farm about 2 hours drive from my place, and she grows her own sweet potatoes, which he always serves to us, just plainly cooked or barbecued for us. I think I'm going to pay him a visit and bring this recipe. I bet he'll be surprised. Thanks a lot Clarinetgal.
@kiwibee (240)
• New Zealand
24 Jan 10
When I was a kid my mother used to occasionally add some finely chopped raw onion to the mashed potatoes, and that tastes great! (Has to be finely chopped though, and best if you let it sit for 5-10 min before dishing up, so the "rawness" is tempered somewhat.) Then my grandson came to live with me, and he told me his mum (my daughter, where did she get this great trick?!) would put grated cheese in sometimes... I see others have suggested that too. So I sometimes put the chopped onion AND the grated cheese in. Super-yummy. I use cheddar cheese. Just as a standard I used butter and milk, like you, but it is fun to change. Aren't potatoes great! Another thing I invented myself, and that is to put a generous chunk of sour cream in when I mash them. That is a good flavor, and it's a good way to use the last of the sour cream if you have some left over that only has a few days left till it expires ;-) Cool thread, this. Thanks! I seem to be enjoying the "food and cookery" type posts a lot lately!
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• Indonesia
24 Jan 10
This is exotic...Thanks a lot for sharing, I will definitely try this out next weekend.
@GreenMoo (11842)
23 Jan 10
Mashed potatoes are really nice with some steamed green leaves mashed into them. Something like kale, turnip top or spinach. A good way of getting extra green veg into the diet too! My kids used to like carrot or parsnip mashed into their potatoes. You could also form your mashed potato into rounds and fry to ring the changes.
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• Indonesia
24 Jan 10
Very interesting....I'll write that down and will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing. Happy mylotting.
• United States
23 Jan 10
Perhaps maybe you could put some shredded cheese on top of the mashed potatoes. My mom uses the left over mashed potatoes and the next day she will make fried mashed potaoto patties. She will make a patty out of them and if you like you can add chopped onions and fry them they are so good! Hope this helps you! Have a nice day!
• Indonesia
24 Jan 10
lovely... do you put the fried onions on top of the patties or mis them in the patties before frying them ? Thanks.
• United States
25 Jan 10
You put the onions in the patties. Hope you like it!
@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
23 Jan 10
My family's favorite is when I add roasted mashed garlic and carmelized onions. I usually use canned milk that I have heated up before adding it to the potatos, it seems to make them a little richer than cold milk out ofthe fridge.
• Indonesia
24 Jan 10
This is interesting. Can you tell me how much garlic should I use ? Thanks a lot.
@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
24 Jan 10
Start with a small amount and taste before adding more. I added 2 full tablespoons the first time I made them..and it was a little over powering.
@kareendj (254)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
I make mine with the usual milk, butter, salt and pepper. I usually add parmesan cheese at the end. I don't know if it's appropriate for a kid but I add wasabi to my mash at times.
• Indonesia
30 Jan 10
wasabi ? thats very interesting combination. Thanks for sharing kareendj.
@thorgrym (677)
• United States
24 Jan 10
Roasted garlic! Simply roast some garlic cloves in the oven until they are slightly browned and soft and mash them together with the potatoes. No need to change anything else - keep the milk, butter, salt, and pepper - just add the roasted garlic cloves. I will also add cheddar cheese to the mix sometimes.
• Indonesia
24 Jan 10
you must be a good cook, thanks for sharing. Happy mylotting.
• United States
23 Jan 10
I think things with texture are fun to add in, like corn or peas. :)
• Indonesia
24 Jan 10
I like your creativity. Yes, I'll go for corn. He likes corn too. thanks.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
wow, i also like mashed potato. we just buy one from KFC. LOL. we tried to make at home but it doesn't taste like one from KFC. i have watched a cooking show about this powdered mashed potato and you can just cook it and seasons. hope one can share his/her own recipe of a delicious, mouth-watering mashed potato.. yummy...
• Indonesia
24 Jan 10
Actually, he got introduced to mashed potato from KFC. I live in Indonesia, so most people here prefer french fries. But my son fell in love with mashed potato from the start.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
23 Jan 10
Hello, Godmother. Yesterday, I parboiled some potatoes to make Bombay Potatoes to go with a curry. The potatoes broke up in the water, so I decided to mash them with the onions and garlic I would have used for the Bombay Potatoes. I added a little curry paste and tomato puree, then made potato cakes and fried them. They were absolutely delicious. If your son doesn't like curry, you could just do it with onions, tomatoes and garlic.
• Indonesia
24 Jan 10
My son has some Indian friends and I think he doesn't mind curry. I'll write your recipe down. Thanks for sharing Sandra.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
This topic makes me wanna make mashed potatoes later. =) I also use milk and butter and a little amount of salt and pepper for my mashed potatoes and I discovered a little bit of cream is also good.
• United States
23 Jan 10
I make mine with soy milk instead of cows milk! It makes the potatoes super creamy and you can't taste the difference!