Home Cooking

Potatoes Mashed Potatoes

Boy.Did I ever mess up the mashed potatoes!

Share:

Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Home Cooking 24

Boy.Did I ever mess up the mashed potatoes!

RedTop | Nov 23, 2012 06:28 AM

One of the small things I do to help my DW with Thanksgiving dinner is to take on the mashed potato prep. I've been doing my small part for decades. Well, this years dish was a disaster! I produced a tasteless, watery, and thin potato offering that was an epic fail.

I can't think of anything I did different with the potatoes from years past...except, I peepled them at about 6 AM and sat them in a water bath to prevent browning. About eight pounds were in that bath until about 4 PM when I put them on heat to boil them. When finished, I hand mashed the potatoes, adding about 1/8 lb salted butter cut into pats, and "about" a cup of Half & Half.

Any observations on how this dish went so terribly wrong? Can I fix the LARGE portion that remains?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound