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Instant vs homemade mashed potatoes

Personally I prefer homemade and make homemade 90% of the time.
I can't ever make instant taste as good . Even though it's cheaper and easier to do instant I will make homemade .

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Asked by baby1love at 4:29 PM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I like homemade ones better, but at my house it is usually instant just because I don't usually have enough time to boil the potatoes.

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 4:32 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Homemade are definitly better! But if i have to use instants, i make them into potatoe pancakes. I add garlic powder, pepper, salt,onions and fry them up.

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 4:32 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I agree. I always make homemade. It's not as big of a hassle as some people make it out to be.

    Answer by tabc531 at 4:33 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I've never made instant...i like homemade alot but its notsomething we have often. I make them about 4 times/yr...but lately I've been making twice baked yummy!

    Answer by ria7 at 4:35 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I don't use processed products. Fresh home made takes as long as instant!

    Answer by ironkitten at 4:35 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I personally can't stand instant potatoes. They remind me of that disgusting smell in school cafaterias. I will share something my son told me though. In the freezer section he found a bag of frozen potatoes called 'Steam and Mash" . You put the whole bag in the microwave when its done add a litle milk, butter salt and pepper. He says they aren't as good as homemade but they are way better than the instant kind. I have no idea on the cost. He is always short on time for meals so thats a big plus for him.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:35 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • instant puts me in the mind of cardboard in taste... so homemade ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by idebusashes at 4:36 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Homeade with some skin still on it all lumpy with butta.

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 5:02 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Home made by husband... His potatoes will make your tounge jump out and smack you... LOL...

    Answer by goldielock37 at 5:05 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I like them both because I really don't consider them to be interchangeable. If I'm making mashed potatoes for dinner I always make home made. They only take a couple of minutes actual work. I like the instant ones for comfort food, the boy and I sometimes make them for lunch.

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 6:40 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

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