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What is the secret to making homemade mashed potatoes w/out lumps?

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Asked by momoflilangel at 2:36 PM on Jan. 15, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Invest in a ricer. They are inexpensive and push the potatoes through little holes without making them gummy. That is the best way...then add plenty of salt and butter and a little cream for consistency.

    Answer by UnabletoTrust at 2:41 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • 1st u cook the potatoes intil they're really done, like u stick a fork in therm and they almost fall apart. Then put your butter and milk in and use the blender on low speed at 1st intil everything is blended, then turn it on high speed. Add more milk if u need to.

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 2:41 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Mix the crap out of 'em with an electric mixer! lol. With the butter and milk in there, too. That's really all you can do.

    Answer by -AJ at 2:42 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Making sure the potatoes are fully cooked..atleast that's the first thing that comes to mind. Good luck with your lump free taters:)

    Answer by Heathercurlz at 2:42 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • a blender

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 2:43 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • I use hot milk leave the potatoes cool first and then Ill smashed them and add the hot milk little by little

    Answer by gou18 at 2:43 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • I was always told to mash first and then add the milk and butter and then finish mashing them.

    Answer by momindiana at 2:52 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Boil them until they're really soft and then mash the heck out of them with added butter and milk.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 3:02 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Personally, I like the lumps. Use a blender or hand-mixer.

    Answer by serioussifL at 3:03 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • a ricer is best- electric tools ( mixer, blender, food processor etc) Will make them gummy.

    Answer by chefjen at 3:56 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

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