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whats the best potato...to make mash potatoes..

what kind do u use to make mash potatoes..is there a certin kind to make them? there are like 80 kinds of potatos..lol..

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Mar. 26, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • any will do

    purple are fun

    yukons are good

    russet will work
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:01 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • I use Golden or Russets, but, like it was previously said, any will do.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • The key to great mashed potatoes, no matter which you use, is to get the moisture out of them after they have boiled... Drain them and then place them back on the stove on the heat a couple minutes to take the rest of the moisture out... Oh and salt them while they're boiling... I like Russets just because they seem to come out the fluffiest.
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 4:05 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • i like the little red ones, and i leave some skin on them for texture.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:23 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Like Anon, I prefer the red ones - you don't have to peel them!

    And I like the flavor and texture the skin gives.
    mogencreative

    Answer by mogencreative at 10:59 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • I use Yukon golds or sweet potatoes
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:30 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • I use Yukon Gold. They make amazing mashed potatoes.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:36 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Russets will make a fluffier mash, but IMO they're dry and bland. I personally LOVE to use red-skinned, with the skin on - nice and creamy without needing to add much!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • Yukon gold with a little olive oil added with the butter and milk
    luvschocolate

    Answer by luvschocolate at 3:14 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

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