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Cooking Techniques

Mashing


Freeze Leftovers
Leftover mashed potatoes can be frozen in an airtight container or zip-top bag for up to ten months.

Pretty Casseroles
Use mashed potatoes as a decorative yet tasty touch to baked casseroles. Add a lightly beaten egg to the mashed potatoes and force through a piping bag on top of the dish before baking.

Don't Overbeat
Don't overbeat - overbeating can cause starchy, sticky glue-like mashed potatoes.

Rinsing with Water
Do not rinse boiled potatoes in cold water.  Drain, rinse in hot water if desired, and then mash.  Rinsing in cold water will cause potatoes to lump when mashing. 

Saving overcooked potatoes
If you have overcooked your potatoes, instead of adding milk, add powdered milk.  It will give you a fluffy texture rather than a mushy soggy mashed potato.

Mashed potato add-ins
Try adding a dollop of mayonnaise to your mashed potatoes for a different creamy taste.