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When you make mashed potatoes, do you use red or russet?

I like to use russet potatoes with fat free sour cream and cream cheese. Oh and I boil the potatoes in water that has a bit of chicken stock and a head of garlic.

Any other tasty suggestions are very welcome as I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving here this year....(it's always been at my mom's or mother in law's house.)

Thanks! :)


Asked by BridgetC140 at 8:13 PM on Nov. 19, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (14)
  • Neither! I use Yukon Golds! Sooo yummy. I normally do sour cream, butter and milk, but sometimes I'll do cream cheese. Mmmmm

    Answer by toriandgrace at 8:52 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I just use potatoes, milk, olive oil, salt and pepper.

    Answer by m-avi at 8:20 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I use russet..the red ones taste like dirt.

    Answer by mbc324 at 8:25 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I use russet too and add a little sour cream, butter and evaporated milk. They are sooo yummy.


    Answer by scout_mom at 8:16 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Food & Drinks & other thing u eat.

    Answer by Priness120 at 8:20 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I personally just get Idaho potatoes and use milk and butter. You could also add in some sour cream or some seasonings. It's a fun thing to get creative with.

    Answer by wolverinemama at 8:20 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • i use russet potatoes and use butter and milk. I know boring,lol

    Answer by mandynjohnsmom at 8:25 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • I use russet for regular mashed potatoes and red for loaded mashed potatos....mmmm I think im going to go make a baked potato in the microwave

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 8:32 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • We usually have the big old Idaho Spuds that we use becuase my mother in law gives them to us after they go and glean the feilds. I dont mind, free poatoes.
    I just boil mine in water and thena dd salt, pepper, some milk and a chunk of butter. Some days I add cream cheese or sour cream or cheese. Kinda whatever sounds good that day.

    Answer by JadeRDragosani at 8:50 PM on Nov. 19, 2010

  • Russet.

    Answer by _Tam_ at 11:09 PM on Nov. 19, 2010