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Paula says ...
I like to add a pinch of nutmeg to my mashed potatoes. People can't really detect what it is - they just know they are special and different! I also use buttermilk to give them a bit of twang!
12/12/2012 6:27:33 PM CST
Jen T. says ...
Mashed potatoes have flavor packed into them already when you use Yukon Gold potatoes. I peel and boil the Yukon Golds first (3-5 pounds). The drained potatoes go into a huge bowl with a couple of tablespoons of butter. I add just a splash of milk or buttermilk, whatever is on hand, and then a few turns of pepper and some kosher salt. To enhance the flavor, add spoonfuls of sour cream. I hand mash and add sour cream until the potatoes are somewhat smooth and a few lumps remain. The "rustic" consistency is satisfying.
12/12/2012 6:27:47 PM CST
susie says ...
I cook my potatoes cold too skin on and use a slightly sweeter potato Yukon gold that's because when you add the secret ingredient it comes out so creamy and smooth. Add all the basic stuff but when it comes time for the milk add buttermilk with it to taste...so yummy!
12/12/2012 6:37:41 PM CST
Diane Mason says ...
I never mash them completely....I like them lumpy. I stir in just a little milk, just a little butter, and add just a tad of salt.
12/12/2012 6:42:20 PM CST
Danielle Parkinson says ...
I make my mashed potatoes with soy milk instead of cow's milk. I also love leaving the skins on the potatoe pieces,which gives it character and tastes delicious.
12/12/2012 6:43:23 PM CST
STEVEN says ...
ADD PAPRIKA AND DICED ONIONS.
12/12/2012 6:48:25 PM CST
Jamie Harris says ...
I peel then boil yellow Yukon potatoes in chicken stock then mash and blend. I just add the basics butter, milk, salt and a little bit of pepper. I prefer the yellow potatoes I think they have a much better taste than the others
12/12/2012 6:55:21 PM CST
Sandi O'Brien says ...
Mashed potatoes must have lots of almond milk and pepper
12/12/2012 6:59:27 PM CST
sally hoyt says ...
Bacon and blue mashed . great blue cheese and smokey bacon or a "smokey substitute" with a smashed , not whipped texture, and lots of black or white pepper freshly ground of course
12/12/2012 7:01:47 PM CST
colleen gilgenbach says ...
Fresh Sauerkraut and Cheddar Cheese added to Mashed potatoes...yum!
12/12/2012 7:05:37 PM CST
Laurey says ...
goat brie and dutch baby yellow potatoes
12/12/2012 7:07:11 PM CST
vickie says ...
mashed potatoes: 4 lb potatoes cut and cooked in salted water, add 1 can evaporated milk( whole or fat free) and 1 stick of real butter. Mash add salt and pepper to taste. Yummy
12/12/2012 7:08:39 PM CST
Catrina Harp says ...
I use baby gold potatoes, first I wash and peel them, then I cut them in half and boil until tender. After I boil them I drain them and run them through my food mill. After they are put through the food mill I add a bit of butter, smashed garlic, some milk or sourcream (depends on the day) and Herbs de Provence. Sometimes I put crumbled bacon and make a homemade muchroom gravy because what are Mashed Potatoes with out Gravy?
12/12/2012 7:12:24 PM CST
Julia says ...
Grassfed butter!
12/12/2012 7:14:13 PM CST
Kathleen Conner says ...
The trick to really light and fluffy mashed potatoes is to use a potato ricer! The difference in texture is amazing!
12/12/2012 7:19:24 PM CST
Jenny Montgomery says ...
I peel and chop then boil the potatoes till fork tender and drain. Then add butter, half and half, salt, pepper and cream cheese. Let it sit in the pan to melt the butter and warm the cream. Then mash with a hand held mixer with beaters on medium speed. Delish!
12/12/2012 7:22:09 PM CST
Michele Lum says ...
A dash of sugar. Sounds weird but it makes them taste spectacular.
12/12/2012 7:37:05 PM CST
Rene Leer says ...
My secret ingredients are fresh squeezed lemon juice, fresh miniced garlic, and olive oil plus a pinch of cayene pepper.
12/12/2012 7:38:24 PM CST
Ann Fortner says ...
salt, pepper, cream cheese, butter and cream.....makes the most wonderful yet simple mashed potatoes
12/12/2012 7:39:45 PM CST
Flora Chan says ...
Rosemary, cream cheese, milk, butter with sea salt, black pepper, and last, but not least, sprinkle some chives :D
12/12/2012 7:40:02 PM CST
Batya Bauman says ...
Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. I love them by themselves, or mashed with other vegetables - i.e. carrots or squash. Mash with avocado instead of butter. Place a large dollop on a plate, make a well on top and fill with a tablespoon of sweet peas. Serve with a salad, and you've got yourself a meal.
12/12/2012 7:53:06 PM CST
Billie says ...
I add cream cheese, garlic and onion and then beat them in a mixer to make them creamier with a subtle bite.
12/12/2012 7:55:59 PM CST
Anna Caraballo says ...
I use to use half and half in my mashed potatoes. When I switched to a healthier substitute (skim milk) it just didn't have the same creamy consistency. I since have started making my mashed potatoes with original almond milk because it has a thicker consistency than the milk and it is WONDERFUL! I also tried this with the blue potatoes that Whole Foods had on sale this week and they were extra delicious!
12/12/2012 7:57:37 PM CST
Joyce says ...
Add CURRY POWDER to your taste and a dash or two of black pepper.
12/12/2012 8:04:12 PM CST
Monica W. says ...
A little granulated garlic when cooking and sprinkling with a bit of smoked paprika before serving - delish! :)
12/12/2012 8:12:33 PM CST

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