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mashed potatoes from frozen hash browns?

blender Nov 7, 2010 11:21 AM

Has anyone ever made mashed potatoes from frozen hash browns? I hate peeling the potatoes, but still want a homemade texture.

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  1. monku RE: blender Nov 7, 2010 12:09 PM

    Are you trying to use up frozen hash brown potatoes?
    Just use cut up unpeeled new potatoes, boil and mash.

    1. mattstolz RE: blender Nov 7, 2010 12:14 PM

      who says ya have to peel them??

      the best mashed potatoes still have the skins!!

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      1. re: mattstolz
        bushwickgirl RE: mattstolz Nov 7, 2010 04:33 PM

        I haven't peeled potatoes for mashed in years. I hate peeling them also. I don't think I'd use frozen hash browns for mashed, though; I don't think you'd be able to achieve a smooth mashed texture with a grated and partially fried potato product. I'd save the hash browns for their original purpose.

        If the OP doesn't want potato skins in his/her mashed, and absolutely won't peel them, frozen potatoes ready to steam and mash are available in supermarkets. Otherwise, just heed the advice of the other posters, cut up unpeeled potatoes, boil and mash.

        1. re: bushwickgirl
          Jen76 RE: bushwickgirl Nov 7, 2010 04:35 PM

          Or use a food mill.

      2. sunshine842 RE: blender Nov 7, 2010 10:15 PM

        If you want less fuss peeling them, but don't like skins in the mash, then boil them with skins on and let them cool for a few minutes. Stab a piece with a fork and pull the skins off with a paring knife -- they'll slip right off.

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