My real mash potoes came out like instan

Kingston, New York
March 9, 2016 8:10pm CST
When I make the potatoes in the box they come out lumpy. But when I decide to do real mash potatoes. They come out like instand no joke.As see in the photo ,yes there is some lumps but not a lot .It still more look like instand then home made .Yes I do leave the skin on.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
Not sure if the skins have anything to do with it being lumpy. I like potatotes that aren't completely mashed myself. I think the rest of the family uses a stick of butter, milk, and makes them creamy creamy. I like mine with a few chunks of potatoes in but also somewhat creamy.
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• Kingston, New York
10 Mar 16
Yes I use milk butter ,garlic
• United States
10 Mar 16
@eagletrek2 Can't use garlic too much here. I like my potatoes with garlic but the rest of the family, not so much. Do you use russet potatoes, white potatoes or red potatoes? I am not a fan of red potatoes, think they have too much of a "bite" to them.
@Mike197602 (13456)
• Worcester, England
10 Mar 16
In my opinion the best device to ensure lump free mash is a potato ricer.
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• Kingston, New York
10 Mar 16
My instand comes our lumpy while it cooking
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@Mike197602 (13456)
• Worcester, England
10 Mar 16
@eagletrek2 do you mean the powdered stuff? If that gets lumps just pour in the boiling water slower and stir faster We have instant mash here and it's called smash...I didn't used to like it but now I don't mind it if I add a small amount of grated cheese and some black pepper.
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• Rochester, New York
10 Mar 16
I prefer instant over the real ones. They taste better in my opinion.
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• Kingston, New York
10 Mar 16
I find out it depend on the cook ,instance faster
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
10 Mar 16
Peel the skin off and add more milk a little at a time and some butter also and then they won't be lumpy.
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• Kingston, New York
10 Mar 16
The skin the best part and the instand has no skin