Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Perfect Mashed Potatoes

How do I get my mashed potatoes to be fluffy and not gummy?  
After much research, here are a few suggestions that may help.  

1.  Do not overcook the potatoes.  
Wash them, peel them (if desired), and cut them into equal sized cubes.  Boil them until they are soft, but not falling apart.

2.  Be sure to drain them completely.  

3.  Mash potatoes gently with a masher, not a mixer or food processor.  
Mashing too vigorously will activate the starch cells and make your potatoes look like glue.

4.  Add butter and milk and fold into the mashed potatoes.  
You can gently mash the potatoes more at this point if you need a smoother consistency.

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