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Zippy potato seasoning 
Oct. 7, 2011 3:16 pm 
Updated: Oct. 8, 2011 9:38 am
Like many people I am a huge lover of potatoes.  Instead of just putting salt and pepper on my mashed or boiled potatoes I make my own potato seasoning!  It's so easy to make a batch of this and keep it in a shaker to be used anytime.

1/4 cup salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried parsley (I grind this up with my mortar and pestle, otherwise the flakes are too large to fit through the shaker holes)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Of course this is easily modified to suit your own tastes!  Sometimes I leave out the cayenne and add thyme instead.  Also, if you don't have white pepper you can sub with some more black pepper, however keep in mind that white pepper is hotter than black so add a little more if you like heat!
Oct. 7, 2011 4:56 pm
you know I can't find any white pepper in our local stores. walmart, foodlion, and IGA been looking for 2 weeks. I think i may need to order off the Internet.
Oct. 7, 2011 5:41 pm
On kitchen nightmares tonight Ramsay made mashed potatoes with horse radish. I have never had mashed potatoes that way. I do make a seasoning similar to yours but i also sometimes use it on meats.
Oct. 8, 2011 9:38 am
I like Ramsay, make no mistake, he's a great chef, but I sure am getting tired of him and reality tv. That particular episode was just stupid. The restaurant makeover guy isn't much better. I guess he sells Chevys though so what ya gonna do. I guess I'll put away the nutmeg and haul out the horseradish.
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