Do you want to know my secret to the creamiest mashed potato EVER!

Add an egg to make creamy mash! - By pure mistake I found that raw eggs make for creamy mash!
Australia
June 29, 2008 11:39pm CST
For years I have been adding things to my mash to make it extra tasty - salt, pepper, herbs, spices, sour cream, chives, onion, garlic - you name it! One day when I was mashing my potatoes I was away with the fairies and I was mashing them in a large mixing bowl. I cracked and egg into it thinking that I was making a cake(!) and I mixed it all together and it was THE creamiest mash ever - ever! So now, I always add a raw egg into the steaming hot potatoes, some salt and pepper, a little butter and milk and everyone loves my mash!So what are your mashed potato secrets? - what are your favourite additives?
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8 responses
@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
30 Jun 08
wow... sounds great!!! i dont eat mash potato... just the ones in KFC... but im willing to give it a shot!!!
• Australia
30 Jun 08
You can make KFC style mash by using 'deb' potato - dried potato flakes that you mix with water to reconstitute. The gravy that KFC makes is a different story though - not so sure of the 11 herbs and spices that they use!
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@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
well... i will try to use your method... sounds healthier!!! lol...
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@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I like to mix ranch dressing in mine...I have never tried cooking it in the potatoes, but I usually stir it in after I make my plate. You should try it some time.
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• Australia
30 Jun 08
Hrmm, I actually don't know what ranch dressing is - being from Australia I believe we don't have it. Is it a white sauce based condiment - I have always thought it must be something like mayonaise?
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Ranch dressing is a condiment made of buttermilk or sour cream, mayonnaise, minced green onion, garlic powder, and other seasonings mixed into a sauce. I use ranch on all sorts of stuff. I like Ranch on my French Fries, salad, mashed potatoes, and I like to sprinkle the dry powder that you can buy on my chicken or dunk chicken nuggets in it.
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@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I never heard of the egg, but will try it. I usually put in my mashed potatoes is garlic,butter milk,salt, and sometimes bacon.If I dont use mulk I use chicken broth.
• Australia
30 Jun 08
Using chicken broth is nice, especially when you want to serve it under a casserole or under some beef goulash. You can also add the raw egg to make it creamy in that instance too. An all time favourite would have to be bacon - I love bacon, cheese and sour cream.
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@roxanne271 (2035)
• Trinidad And Tobago
30 Jun 08
Oh wow, an egg huh? I make some mashed potatoes from a recipe I found on AllRecipes and it is the creamiest I've ever had. Funny thing is it uses melted butter and hot milk. I always comes out so creamy, delicious and rich. But it does not include egg...I wonder what it'll taste like if I try adding an egg to this recipe. Thanks for the idea!
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• Australia
30 Jun 08
My grandmother always said that you need to make the milk and the butter the same temperature as the potatos before you add it so that you get thick and creamy mash so I like to do that too! Add a raw egg to the already creamy mash and you have heaven! - well not exactly, but it is tasty!
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I like to make my mashed potatoes in different ways depending on what I am having them with. I have never tried an egg in them. I will have to try it that way next time I make them. I normally do butter, milk, salt and pepper if I am making them to go with a gravy. Otherwise I like to add some cheese, sour cream, and bacon. Or I also like them with roasted garlic in them.
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• United States
1 Jul 08
SOMEONE WAS DELETED TODAY FOR POSTING RECIPES PLEASE BE CAREFUL...IT IS IN MYLOT RULES: Please visit: www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx
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• Australia
1 Jul 08
I don't believe I am posting a recipe - just an additive to a side dish to improve it. Would you call mashed potato a recipe? Tell me what you think people - is this discussion pushing the 'laws' of mylot?
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• United States
1 Jul 08
I was only posting this for your best interest. Someone was deleted from mylot today because she posted a recipe. I am not sure what is was, just trying to help you out that's all. SORRY.
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• Australia
1 Jul 08
Thanks for your imput.
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@scout50a (30)
1 Jul 08
I like to add marmite........or cheese or chesse and onion.......cream.....leeks.......mustard.......anything!!
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• Australia
1 Jul 08
I had not thought of adding marmite or vegemite - wouldn't it turn your potatos brown? - I am not sure that they would look very appetising! But each to their own, I guess the marmite would add some flavour and some saltiness. I have put garlic and seeded mustard through potato - which is tasty and quick. I just now always remember to add the egg!
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• Australia
1 Jul 08
I tasted some really nice mashed potoato made by a family friend and i asked her what she added to it and she said that was her secret and that i had to guess to find out.. I found out in the end that she had added white pepper and butter from a block and it was nice nice nice.
• Australia
1 Jul 08
The taste of real butter over margarine is amazing! I believe a previous poster commented that margarine thins out mash while real butter thickens it and its totally true. Sometimes the simple things in life are the best - white pepper and butter is a good mix - add an egg and you would be set!
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