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What potato is best for mashing?

The last time I made them they were gummy.

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Asked by itsmesteph11 at 6:39 PM on Aug. 4, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Red or yukon gold

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 6:39 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Russet or Red

    Answer by SwtSnowflake2 at 6:39 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • yukon golds

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 6:40 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • i love red ones but how i make mine is i bowling them for a hour or even 2 and then i will smash them with a fork and add butter instead of milk and they always turn out great..good luck

    Answer by liljess09 at 6:41 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • ha ha red has a lot of flavor but if you want good tast russet the have less starch when mashed! yukons are also good but have a strong flavor to them

    Answer by saadamarie at 6:41 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • I prefer Yukon gold or red potatoes.

    Answer by Erin814 at 6:43 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Russet due to its starch content.

    Use Yukon Gold when you want to make home fries, hash browns or potato salad because, due to their starch content, they will hold together better while mixing, etc...

    Answer by WoodWitch at 6:44 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • I love using Yukon Golds

    Answer by ckap4707 at 6:44 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • wow i've never heard of anyone using red potatoes for mashing! we always use russet, guess its most common here though (our area grows alot of potatoes) the red ones are yummy if you're leaving skins on :)

    Answer by DreainCO at 6:45 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

  • Yeah red potatoes when mashed are really sticky it seems.
    I use russet

    Answer by skydedi at 6:54 PM on Aug. 4, 2010

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