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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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This mashed potato-making technique is foolproof. In this video, you’ll learn how to make perfect mashed potatoes every time. You’ll see how to avoid the common mashed potato-making mistakes and pitfalls. Learn which potato has the perfect texture and just the right amount of starchiness for mashers. You’ll discover the correct size and shape (not chunks!) to cut your potatoes into before cooking at a gentle simmer. Then you’ll see the ideal mashing tool and get a simple, “quick-mash plus stir-and-whip” technique that doesn’t require any electrical appliances. Get Chef John’s recipe for Perfect Mashed Potatoes. These mashed potatoes make a sensational side with meatloaf, roast beef, chicken, or Salisbury steak, topped with a simple gravy. And they're amazing beside roast turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. See more Chef John videos >>

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jrt

jrt

excellent technique...simple is best

leftoverQueen

leftoverQueen

This must be a older video Chefs voice isn't that sing song voice. Much easier to listen to. I really like chef John just hard to listen to.

Linda Peters

Linda Peters

Hi Chef John! I've never made mashed potatoes before, so it makes perfect sense that I volunteered to make them for Thanksgiving dinner (for 18 people!!) :) I'm going to follow your instructions in the video, but I have one question - I'm going to be making five pounds of mashed potatoes, so what would the ingredient proportions be for a batch that size? Please HELP! I don't want the "mashed potato disaster of 2014" story added to my family folklore, to be told and retold at every Thanksgiving dinner from now until the end of time. Sincerely, Linda

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