Secret Mashed Potatoes (courtesy 4* Chef)

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 2 Ratings
Serves: Optional
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1/2 qty peeled (i like russett) potatoes
needed water (little salt)
1/2 qty instant potatoes (like betty crocker)
needed butter
needed milk
needed pepper

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june peppers Recipe
Lightly Salted
Snead, AL (pop. 835)
Member Since May 2012
june's notes for this recipe:
Got this "tip" from an accomlished chef! Fabulous!
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Potatoes depends on quantity needed? 1/2 of total needed
Instant potatoes depends on quantity needed? 1/2 of total needed.
Boil potatoes...leave in water...while hot, add instant potatoes, milk, salt , pepper, butter. Mash by hand with masher. Mixer makes potatoes "starchy". Do not use electric mixer! More gently you mix or mash, fluffier. Chef told me this too.

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user june peppers chefjune - Aug 19, 2012
This is so easy. Just use 1/2 real and 1/2 instant. No one will ever know instant is in there. Fluffy with a few "bits" of real potato. Amount you make depends on number of servings you need. Simple.
user Christine Fernandez SuperMom77 - Nov 3, 2012
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user Martha Price Karenella - May 20, 2013
This is a great tip! I was given several bags of instant potatoes, and didn't really like them, so I tried it this way - with a little difference. I oven 'boil' my potatoes, so did not have the water. I cooked the instant (1/2 desired amount) as usual. I mashed the real potatoes, added salt, pepper and butter, but not milk, then mixed the potatoes together. Even done this way it was much easier to mash a couple of hot potatoes than the amount I needed if only real potatoes were used. And you are right - you can't taste the instant! But next time I will try it your way completely. Thanks so much for posting this!

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