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What potato is best for mashing?

The last time I made them they were gummy.

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itsmesteph11

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

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  • Red or yukon gold
    GrnEyedGrandma

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

  • Russet or Red
    SwtSnowflake2

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

  • yukon golds
    DarkFaery131

    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
    liljess09

    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
    saadamarie

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

  • I prefer Yukon gold or red potatoes.
    Erin814

    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...
    WoodWitch

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

  • I love using Yukon Golds
    ckap4707

    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 :)
    DreainCO

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

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

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

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