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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....

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  1. casalbore spirit RE: gypseemoth 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 RE: gypseemoth 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 RE: gypseemoth 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 RE: gypseemoth 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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            4Snisl RE: Davwud 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 RE: 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 RE: gypseemoth 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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