From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Mashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving

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Today's Miami Herald has an interesting article and basic recipe for mashed potatoes. I have never followed a recipe to make mashed potatoes, but I did get a couple of ideas from the article -- using russet potatoes and stirring in buttermilk.

Dennis would rather have plain boiled potatoes, but on holidays he is outvoted about whether the potatoes should be mashed.

I like to mash them with an old fashioned potato masher. The lumps don't bother me at all.

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2 comments:

Sarabeth said...

When I first started Weight Watchers after my first pregnancy, I discovered a recipe for mashed potatoes that used half cauliflower. I decided to try it, and I was hooked. The cauliflower adds such flavor to the potatoes. Add in some garlic and my family was very pleased.

limey said...

I don't think mash is mash unless it has lumps. Otherwise you may as well call it potato puree. My favourite is with chopped spring onions - I believe you call them green onions - some butter whole milk and a little pepper (I don't use salt as it isn't good for you :) ) It goes well with most anything. I believe it is an Irish invention and they call it 'champ'.

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