Mashed Potatoes - an Informal Survey
Skin on or skin off?
(And please included your location.)
I always have to have the skins on. I'm from Pacific Palisades, CA--a native, been in Colorado for almost five years. My mom's family were Arizona pioneers, my dad's family were French Canadians. We all like the skins in my fam except my dad, he prefers thoroughly skinned mashed taters.
Garlic mashed--skins must be off unless they are extremely thin skins.
Mashed mixes such as parsnip/potato, carrot/potato, skins must be off no matter what.
Both, depending on the meal and the potatoes. For Thanksgiving or Christmas, it's Russets, skins off, and very plain. For other times, skins on and a smoother-fleshed spud.
Parents are from the midwest and I grew up in Colorado.
I live in KY now.