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Best tasting mashed potatoes?

gypseemoth Aug 24, 2009 02:19 PM

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....

  1. casalbore spirit Aug 24, 2009 05:10 PM

    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?

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      miss louella Aug 24, 2009 06:30 PM

      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. Butterguy Aug 25, 2009 08:25 AM

        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. Davwud Aug 25, 2009 08:42 AM

          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
            4Snisl Aug 26, 2009 09:04 AM

            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. gypseemoth Aug 25, 2009 07:57 PM

            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

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              pacheeseguy Aug 26, 2009 07:37 AM

              Blend in some softened smoked blue cheese, amazing combo.
              Recommend "Moody Blue" if you can find it.

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