Learning how to make mashed potatoes is a very simple process. The
most work is peeling your potatoes and waiting for them to boil.
Depending on how many people you are serving will depend on how many
potatoes you should cook for this recipe. I usually cook one medium
potato per person.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Making Mashed Potatoes
Peel your potatoes and cut into squares.
Add water to a large pot and place cut potatoes in pot.
Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender. Check
doneness by inserting fork into potato.
Drain water. You can save this potato water in a bowl for
making your mashed potatoes instead of using milk if desired.
In bowl, mash potatoes with a fork or potato masher.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add 2 Tablespoons melted butter or if your potatoes are hot
they will melt your butter for you.
Add 1/4-1/2 Cup milk or potato water. If still too thick add
more milk tablespoons at a time.
Taste test and add more seasoning if needed.
Crazy Mashed Potatoes
by Natasha (Kansas)
I have always loved mashed potatoes. Now, this is one of the
COOLEST ways to enjoy mashed potatoes, in an ice cream cone!
What you will need to make these funny treats:
2 2/3 cups of frozen mashed potatoes
1 1/2 cups of milk
4 oz. container of soft cream cheese
3 sliced green onions
1/2 teaspoons of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
4 flat bottom ice cream cones or cake cones
How to create it:
1. Prepare the potatoes as the package direction say. Stir it
with a wire whisk.
2. Stir in the cream cheese, green onions, salt, and pepper.
3. Let it stand for around 5 minutes or cool enough to mound.
4. Spoon Mashed Potatoes in cones.
Makes 4 servings.
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Soft mash potatoes
How to make mashed potatoes soft.
by Ashleigh (Australia) serves 4
Peel 6 potatoes. Cut them up in big chunks.
Fill a pot big enough for the potatoes
Put the potatoes in the pot
Fill the pot up with hot water out of the tap
Put a little bit of salt in the water so it will have a little
Put stove on high and place pot on stove.
When soft turn stove off and drain potatoes.
Get electric beater
Mash the potatoes until all chunks are gone
Put a table spoon of butter in and beat in with electric mixer
Then when no butter is left poor 3/4 of a cup of milk and mix with
Quick Mashed Sweet Potatoes
How to make mashed potatoes with
1 (17 oz.) can of sweet potatoes, drained well
1 tbsp of butter
Place the potatoes in a pan.
Mash the potatoes with a potato masher.
Stir in the butter.
Place the pan over medium heat and stirring often cook 10 minutes
or until heated through.
Makes 4 servings
Looking for a quick side dish to go with your meal? This one is as
simple as it gets. If you think the kids wont eat them jazz them
up a little. Stir in a tsp of brown sugar and add a few mini
marshmallows to the top before serving.
by Rebecca Johnson (Murgon qld Australia)
Now that you know how to make mashed potatoes try a new recipe.
Spread a large amount of mashed potatoes over a baking tray.
Layer tuna, onion, tomato with cheese on top. I add some spices
in the mashed potato, also you can change the tuna for cooked
sausages if you like it better.
Bake in the oven until the cheese is lightly brown. I store in
square pieces in a plastic container. Its cheap and easy. Its
also good as a side dish n trust me the kids will love it : )