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Why are my mashed potatoes gummy?

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Why are my mashed potatoes gummy?

Bryant | Jan 6, 2006 04:14 PM

Why do mashed potatoes sometimes get gummy? How long are you supposed to boil the potatoes? I read in a previous post that many folks boil them whole with the skins on. Would cutting them up (so they boil faster) cause more water to be absorbed, leading to the gummy muck I just got? I've made perfect spuds before and I'm frustrated over this sticky mess!

Thanks!

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