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Aug 24, 2009 02:19 PM

Best tasting mashed potatoes?

Anyone has any good recommendations for the best tasting instant mashed potatoes. I'm actually making Peruvian causa while camping so if you have any good suggestions....

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  1. I was going to suggest just boiling the potatoes over the fire until I saw how involved the causa recipe is with all the layering.Quite ambitious for a camping menu.I have never thought any instant mashed potatoes taste good.Is it possible to prepare the causa at home and keep it chilled since it isn't served warm anyway?

    1. Sometimes instant is the right thing. And when it is, I use Honest Earth (baby reds or yukon gold) instant mashed potatoes and think they're excellent for instant. Ingredients: potatoes and butter. And no, I don't work for them, and, sadly, they're half off at my local Safeway, so this may be yet another product on its way out.

      1. I like to substitute Clarified Butter for the regular butter, it will greatly emphasize your flavors in the potatoes recipe. Might need to add a dash more of salt since clarified does not contain salt.

        1. I'll probably get roasted for this but we've always used Idahoan for instant and have been pretty pleased with results.


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          1. re: Davwud

            Nope, I'll second this! My preference is for the one that do not have "skin" in them, as the baby red variety does. When I'm tied to my desk, a little hot water from the water cooler makes warm, instant lunch addition for me.

          2. Thanks everyone, in fact I'm actually cooking them while at Burning man for my camp of 60, so you see my predicament. I still think I should be able to pull it off. Thanks