Mashed potatoes....

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  1. StephyMei1112

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    My side of choice - except when eating indian/chinese food - then rice is preferred.

    I eat it with so much - cheese, chicken, meat, veggies.... I'm whipping up a small batch right now in fact.

    Any other fans here? and how do you guys like yours?

    I like doing mine with milk, butter, and cream (if available). Seasonings are usually the proverbial salt and pepper but can range to malt vinegar, pieces of cooked fruit, chives, onions, crushed garlic, bits of bacon....
     
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    Mine with tons of garlic, the way Outback Steakhouse makes it.

    Then with awesome style shepherd pie. Basically a layer of roasted/shredded barbecue beef on the bottom, garlic mashed potatoes on top, covered in melted crispy cheddar cheese. nom.
     
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    In a Beef Manhattan.

    Bread on the bottom, them Mashed Potatoes, topped with the beef/gravy mix. Mmmm. Or turkey.
     
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    I like potatos different ways.. just not mashed. :eek: I am not a big fan of them being baked either. I'm more of a sweet potato fan. :p
     
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    Putting sour cream into them makes them SO delicious.

    Ranch dressing works, too.

    I prefer them coated in gravy.
     
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    This.

    Though I guess I'd eat it if you put enough garlic and butter...
     
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    I love them.

    I don't eat potatoes anymore. They pile the puffiness on me :(
     
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    Oh, yeah ... I love sweet potatoes !!! Any way, mashed, as yams, baked, as fries ... You name it. I hear they are better for you too.
     
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    I really like the flavored instant mashed potatoes. I like them very, very smooth and very few people other than myself make them homemade as smooth as I like them.
     
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    I use butter, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. Yum.

    Tonight we're making Crash Hot Potatoes. Never tried them before.
     
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    I usually make mine with garlic, milk, and bacon. Or ranch or Caesar salad dressing if I don't have anything else to add in.

    If I'm having them with a traditional holiday meal then my stuffing, cranberry sauce and vegetables usually all get mixed into the potatoes- on my own plate, guests are free to do as they please with their mashed potatoes.

    This may sound kind of gross, but when I make instant mashed potatoes I add in mustard. Not a whole lot, but if you add in a little into the Costco brand that my parents sometimes buy then they taste really good.
     
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    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

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    I love mashed potatoes with garlic & cheese. Unfortunately we don't eat them here because they make me fat :(
     
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    Mashed potatoes are my favorite food!!! I knew we were soulmates. ^-^ I also love chopped and mashed red potatoes with skin on and lots of butter, sour cream and some lemon juice. Mmmmmmmm
     
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    Have you tried the Yukon golds like that?
     
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    I'll share my recipe for how I'd ideally make them:

    Yukon gold potatoes. 6 - 8 of them, sliced in about quarter inch portions. Covered with salt laden cold water and boiled on medium heat for around...20 minutes.

    Cream
    Copious amounts of butter
    Salt
    Pepper

    On the side...

    Chives
    Soft cheese
    Garlic
    Crispy bacon
    Chicken
    Pork hock
    Soft beef
    Asparagus
    Ham
    Green beans
    Peas
     
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    I never get Yukon gold potatoes, but I'll try that!!! Dannnng Steph that is one elaborate potato bar... I wanna do that now.
     

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