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Old 06-14-2019, 10:13 PM
GuyTanzer is offline
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Mashed potatoes are just a lot easier on my stomach as I age. Grease doesn't digest anywhere near as well any more, so fried crap is now very rationed for me.

We played with a shepherd's pie using mild Italian sausage which livens it up quite a bit.

I tend to think of grits as breakfast mashed potatoes.
Old 06-15-2019, 12:46 PM
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Well but you don't HAVE to mash potatoes to a consistent texture. I mean there's no law or anything. The Mashed Potato Police won't come and take you away. I personally don't care for whipped potatoes either. But if you mash them just a little bit and stop while they're still pretty lumpy you have a whole different thing which is very good indeed. Add some butter and maybe cream when you mash them and STOP mashing while they are still good and lumpy. Then the next day you form the leftovers into little pancakes and fry them in butter until a golden and crispy crust is formed. Sometimes I make lumpy mashed potatoes for the sole purpose of making potato pancakes. Delicious!
Old 06-22-2019, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by silenus View Post
This. The key is to make them dense.
What he said.

Originally Posted by RealityChuck View Post
Around here, restaurants served mashed potatoes with the peel on, calling them "smashed potatoes."
My mother never peeled potatoes, no matter how she was cooking them.
Old 06-23-2019, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Alpha Twit View Post
Mashed 'taters lack any palatable texture to me.
I think you posted your own counter argument. It's the variety of textures from different foods that add to the food experience. Unless EVERYTHING on your plate is mashed then potatoes in that form are complementary to the other foods and textures.
Old 06-23-2019, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by manson1972 View Post
A fair point. Guess I'm going to go with "Can't make Devil's Tower out of fried potatoes"
Originally Posted by Jophiel View Post
You also can't make a good volcano out of hash browns.
It is also hard to be a zit without mashed potatoes.
Old 06-24-2019, 12:47 PM
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Mashed potatoes are proof that Og exists and she wants us to be happy.
I've decided to spend more time criticizing things I don't understand. - Dogbert
Old 06-27-2019, 03:10 PM
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I love a big heap of mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, so I can carve out a nice depression to fill and make a lake of gravy. Then make a trench on the side that faces the meat and let Gravy River flood Turkey Town.


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