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2008/04/17 05:28:23 (permalink)

Mashed Potatoes: Add ins

When we're easting out, we notice more and more restaurants adding stuff to mashed potatoes:Cheese, garlic, sour cream etc.
When you make mashed potatoes, do you doctor them up a bit with add ins...or mix ins. I meam, I even when eating them on my plate like to blend in my corn niblets or peas into the potatoes..it's just tasty fun! But we've been adding lots of garlic and pepper lately...adds flavor!
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    namret
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 09:19:09 (permalink)
    Sauteed/fried onions, with butter and cream. Like peas sometimes too.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 09:30:07 (permalink)
    While makeing mashed potatoes years ago, I ran out of milk, and substituted sour cream, which husband doesn't like. We both loved the potatoes, and from then on I use sour cream AND milk, plus butter, of course. You can't taste the sour cream, but I think it tastes a little richer. If I have cream around, I will use that instead of milk. Mashed potatoes are an indulgence after all.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 09:40:32 (permalink)
    I use a little cream cheese.

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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 09:46:12 (permalink)
    A favorite of mine when I was a kid, was mashed potatoes with creamed tomatoes mixed in, like a gravy. Still love that but never do it because I never make creamed tomatoes, which Mom used to do frequently.

    I also love sourkraut mixed in with the mashed potatoes when we have pork and kraut.

    Donna
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 12:07:17 (permalink)
    Sometimes we prepare them with roasted garlic. For "after market", I'm like Lee, if there are peas on the plate they're shoveled in with the spuds and gravy.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 12:23:32 (permalink)
    My wife adds in a beef bouillon cube.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 12:34:02 (permalink)
    I like roasted garlic and horseradish in my mashed! I always use real unsalted butter and cream heated up and added gently.

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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 12:40:39 (permalink)
    Good thread leethbard....I like to add sauteed leeks and bacon crumbles. I also like peas mixed in too.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 13:10:10 (permalink)
    The #1 thing I add to mashed potatoes is some type of hot sauce-Tobasco, Franks, etc. Just a little bit will enhance the flavor of the potatoes. The I add cheese (from Califoria of course or maybe the Rogue Creamery in Central Point, Oregon) or vegis or whatever.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 13:38:01 (permalink)
    I only add one thing - I make an indention on top of potatoes and put butter in it. When it melts and I start eating I get little rivers of butter.

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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 15:04:49 (permalink)
    usually sour cream, butter, garlic, S&P, but sometimes parm or other type of cheese.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 15:43:11 (permalink)
    I had this in Newfoundland years ago and fell in love with it. Sometimes (depending on the rest of the meal) I make mustard mashed potatoes and they are terrifc. My rule of thumb is to add one tablespoon of whole grain or Dijon mustard for each pound of potatoes that you cook. Mash the potatoes with your butter, and then add milk (or cream) and the mustard. It is really good.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/17 16:40:09 (permalink)
    I really like BBQ sauce on my mashed potatoes.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/18 06:06:19 (permalink)
    I add:

    fried onions
    garlic
    butter
    salt
    cumin
    black pepper

    I'm rather conservative with mashed potatoes,since every time I went off this track, the result was not so good.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/18 08:20:48 (permalink)
    Gravy....Plain Gravy.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/19 20:46:37 (permalink)

    Certainly not very exotic but %50 potato and %50 White turnip (rutabega)
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/19 20:56:19 (permalink)
    I'm thinking about adding Grits and onions to leftover Mashed Potatoes to make potato pancakes. Your Thoughts??
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/21 16:36:48 (permalink)
    Once was down South for Thanksgiving, where I watched the host dump a whole bottle of ranch dressing into the mashed potatoes! It was quite disturbing and I lost my appetite, but was informed it was quite common practice!
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/21 16:47:14 (permalink)
    Blue cheese and toasted walnuts.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/21 17:34:41 (permalink)
    Often times roasted garlic. Last night I added boursin (sp?) cheese..it was the pepper seasoned one. I usually use the garlic-herb..
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/21 17:38:01 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by pdxyyz

    I've added at different times...

    Sour Cream
    Caramelized Onions
    Parmesan Cheese
    Cheddar Cheese
    Mayonnaise
    Roasted Garlic


    Corn and peas are considered an after market modification in our house.



    Add bacon pieces to the list and we'd have identical add-ins!
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/21 17:56:00 (permalink)
    Kam , I'm from Dothan,Al and putting Ranch Dressing into mashed potatoes is a new one on me ... I don't know of anyone from this area who does add that to their mashed potatoes... As for me , I just use hot riced potatoes , hot heavy cream , softened butter and salt and freshly ground black pepper in my mashed potatoes ...
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/21 18:09:48 (permalink)
    I enjoy adding some butter, s&p and finely diced raw onion. Leftovers are terrific fried in patties for breakfast. One pet peeve I should mention: I don't even regard a soupy goopy dish as mashed potatoes. To my taste, barely mash it enough to mix in your additions and that's it. Still a little chunky and potatoey (a new word! ). To each their own though ... have them as you enjoy them! Oh also, I love sour cream and cheese but to me that's more of a baked potato thing.

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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/21 18:24:23 (permalink)
    Wookman,try adding cream cheese,sour cream , some sharp Cheddar, crumbled fried bacon and sliced green onions and salt and pepper to chunky mashed red potatoes with the skins left on... Put in a buttered casserole dish ... Top with more shredded Cheddar and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven about 30 minutes or so until the cheese topping is melted,bubbly and browned and the potatoes are hot through and through ... I often serve this with steaks !
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/21 18:37:47 (permalink)
    If making them for company, I will add; garlic, bacon, cheese, sour cream, or green onions, and I always make them with mayo AND butter.. if making them for myself.. I like the ultimate bowl...cheese, ketchup, corn, hot dogs, mayo, butter..YUM!
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/21 18:40:55 (permalink)
    I must say Jennifer , weenies and hot mashed potatoes are a real " comfort treat " !
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/21 21:41:44 (permalink)
    Chives, sour cream, and after they're mashed and creamy, some shredded Gruyere cheese. Adds a delicious flavor.
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/21 22:01:09 (permalink)
    I love all, well, most all these Ideas. However my wife is a purest. Milk, Butter, Salt---That's it. She's 100% German. End of discussion!
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    RE: Mashed Potatoes: Add ins 2008/04/22 16:59:41 (permalink)
    Baking potatoes peeled whole (not cut into chunks)
    minced garlic

    Boil them together, when the taters are fork tender

    Taters
    Garlic
    Sour Cream
    Ranch Dressing Powder
    White Pepper (that way you can load it up and no one will know until it is too late)
    Butter
    titch of HVY cream
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