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Breakfast Menu Have Some Holes To Fill With A Creative New Potato Selection. Here's A Road Trip Recommendation.

Feb 14, 2017
Q: Does your breakfast menu have some holes to fill with a creative new potato selection?
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How To Get A Fluffy Texture In My Mashed Idaho Russet Potatoes

Jan 11, 2017
Q: For mashed potatoes I boiled potatoes with skins on when I usually peel & cut them before boiling. (I must have thought I was making potato salad instead of mashed potatoes.) When they were done I cooled them down so I could handle them. Then peeled them & tried to mash them with a hand masher difficult. Warmed milk & butter, added to potatoes & continued to mash. Potatoes were still stiff. They tasted fine, but I never got the fluffy consistency I usually get when I boil them without skins. Could I have done anything to get the fluffy consistency?
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Are Idaho Yukon Golds An Acceptable Substitute For Idaho Russets To Make Mashed Potatoes?

Dec 27, 2016
Q: For my mashed potato dish instead of using Idaho russets, can I substitute Yukon (yellow flesh) potatoes?
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Can You Use A Kitchen Aid Mixer To Make Mashed Potatoes?

Nov 23, 2016
Q: My mashed potatoes come out grainy and runny. They were fine until I started using a kitchen aide mixer suggestions?
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How to Make the Absolute Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Nov 18, 2015
Q: Let's cut to the chase. How do I make the absolute perfect potatoes? 
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What's In Instant Mashed Potatoes? How Are They Made And Are There A Ton Of Additives?

Apr 11, 2015
Q: Are instant mashed potatoes really made from potatoes or is it some fabricated chemical combination of things made to taste mostly like potatoes?
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Would You Like Fries With That And How To Replace Lost Potato Sales

Feb 12, 2015
Q: We used to have just one choice of a side with our bundled meals and that was fries. Now we have lots of side dish options and I think I have discovered why my food costs have been climbing... the fries were much more profitable than offering a side salad or fruit. How can I get my profits back up?
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Slow Cooker Recipes For Mashed Potatoes

Dec 22, 2014
Q: Do you have any slow cooker recipes for mashed potatoes and other tips for this kind of cooking?
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How To Thicken Mashed Potatoes

Dec 5, 2014
Q: How do I thicken up watery mashed potatoes?
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I Like To Experiment And Try New Recipes For Mashed Potatoes Every Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2014
Q: I like to experiment and try new recipes for Thanksgiving, especially with mashed potatoes and I prefer to cook with fresh rather than frozen. Any ideas I can try?
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