Video: How to Fix Lumpy Mashed Potatoes -

Video: How to Fix Lumpy Mashed Potatoes

Got lumpy, bumpy mashed potatoes?! See quick tricks that will save the day!

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Uh-oh, dinner’s almost on the table and the mashed potatoes are lumpy and bumpy! No problem. These easy tricks will transform your troubled taters into smooth, pillowy perfection in no time. In the video, you’ll also get smart advice to help prevent potato problems next time. Congratulations, you’ve rescued your russets! See more simple tricks for averting Thanksgiving Day disaster >>

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Nov. 19, 2013 3:48 pm
It my lumpy potatoes through my grandma's mesh strainer. End of lumps.
Nov. 19, 2013 3:43 pm
I have a picky eater kid who really dislikes lumpy potatoes. So thanks for these suggestions! I will be sure to keep these tips handy if I run into problems on Thanksgiving.
Nov. 16, 2013 1:23 pm
I would just refer to my lumpy mashed potatoes as "rustic mashed potatoes." Voila! Problem fixed w/o any extra effort. Actually, I don't see them as a problem in the first place!
Nov. 15, 2013 6:27 pm
Try this, it's called 'Puree' Mash your potatoes as usual, then add 1 egg and milk,(in proportion to the amount of potatoes) beat with an electric mixer on low to med. speed. When they are light and fluffy, place in oven on 350F, bake till a crust forms and is slightly browned. Serve with a sprinkling of nutmeg on top. You can change it up by adding onions, chives, parsley, cheese, or whatever your fancy decides. DELICIOUS GRANNY!!
Nov. 15, 2013 12:10 pm
I like lumpy mashed potatoes!! I don't like them to have the consistency of glue. My Scottish Mum made "mealy" mashed potatoes and that's the way I make 'em. And my husband loves them. That have a really earthy flavour and a great texture.
Nov. 15, 2013 11:24 am
I don't see anything wrong with lumpy mashed potatoes. I like potatoes. If there are a few lumps, you can be reasonably sure the cook peeled and cooked real potatoes, not the plastic, pasty stuff from a box. I'll take lumps anytime. In fact, when I serve mashed potatoes I like to leave them a little lumpy so the company at the table know that I am feeding them the real thing.
Nov. 7, 2013 1:34 pm
Great tips!
Nov. 5, 2013 11:13 am
Great tips! Sour cream...who'd have thought??? And Yukon Gold Potatoes? Great suggestion!
Nov. 3, 2013 5:38 am
I wish I had known to make sure my cream and butter were warm when I prepared my first Thanksgiving meal. It took me a couple of years before I learned that one. It's a great tip, I never had lumpy mashed potatoes again after I figured that one out!
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