Mashed Potatoes with Immersion Blender
Anyone have thoughts on how to make good mashed potatoes with an immersion blender. I see the potatoes gutting too gummy - and, yes, I'm sometimes too lazy to bring out the stand mixer.
What did your potatoes do to deserve being gluified by an immersion blender?
An immersion blender will make the potatoes gummy. I can see whipping them with a hand mixer or stand mixer (I used to enjoy the potatoes that way), but no, not sharp blades whirring at high speed.
JMO, YMMV ;-)
You can't, unless you want aligot, in which case go for it.
Gluey mashed potatoes are one of the nastiest things ever, well that and mushy peas.
I don't mind lumps in mashed potatoes so I've never used an electric appliance to mash - just a pastry blender, a masher, or a fork. I think you could fork-mash first, then on-off buzz with the stick blender, lifting it up and repositioning each time. But you aren't going to get totally smooth potatoes that way.