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Tamis or Tamises?

kaleokahu | | Nov 11, 2011 07:48 PM

OK, so the Thanksgiving stakes are high this year, what with hosting extended family in a new (1907) house and a $$$ fresh, organic, free-range, outcome-based-education turkey on order. I'm sweating the mashed potatoes. So last night I drag out Roy Finamore's and Molly Stevens' "One Potato Two Potato" and...


I read that the ne plus ultra of mashed potatoes requires that the mash be pushed through a tamis or drum-sieve. Not only don't I have one, I have to Google my butt off to find out what a tamis (suspiciously pronounced "tammy") is.

Who has one, and what should I look for, for my spuds? Nylon, wire, or horsehair? Wood rim, metal or plastic? Mesh size? What else can I use this for? And (God Forbid!) do I need a set?

To paraphrase a quote to El Duderino: Her [Thanksgiving's] fate is in your hands, Dude"

Or should I just let Fantes decide for me?


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