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What is your favorite Thanksgiving mashed potato?

 
 
Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 09:43 am
When you make Thanksgiving mashed potatoes, what type of potato do you favor?

Yukon Gold
Peruvian Blue
Superior
Kennebec
Katahdin
Russet Burbank
Russet Arcadia
Norgold Russet
Goldrush
Norkotah
Long White (or White Rose or California Long White)
Idaho
La Soda
Red La Rouge
Red Pontiac
Red Nordland
Red Bliss
Yellow Finnish
Ruby Crescent
Australian Crescent

What do you like to add to your mashed potatoes?

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NickFun
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 10:15 am
I had no idea there were so many choices! But I usually have the traditional Idaho.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 10:18 am
For Thanksgiving it's all about tradition. I use Idaho Russets.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 10:30 am
I use red potatoes. I've no idea what the variety name is.
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 10:32 am
Yukes.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 10:32 am
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My favorite is Yukon Gold.

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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 09:18 pm
a white one...
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Chai
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 09:22 pm
shewolfnm wrote:
a white one...


me too....There's a whole big pile of them when I go to the store. Every damn time.

What kind of herring do you like at Thanksgiving?

I go for the tradional tid bits in wine sauce, the roll mops are over rated.
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 09:59 pm
I prefer a whole fresh herring, so I can nibble on their crunchy heads and savor their squishy eyeball juice...
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Chai
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 10:03 pm
My husband becomes disgusted with me every year when I bring home my big holiday jar of pickled herring.

well, that's just more for me!
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 10:09 pm
I love the fins in hot sauce!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 10:23 pm
ossobuco wrote:
I use red potatoes. I've no idea what the variety name is.


Same here, although I eschew regular potatoes for Thanksgiving. I make up yams, and haven't the room for mashed potatoes. I cook them on the stovetop and add unsalted butter as I mash them. That's it, the entire recipe.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 10:33 pm
I always have some red potatoes at hand - somehow I like the flavor of those best, whichever way I cook them. And I'm pretty keen on yams and sweet potatoes too. For thanksgiving, it depends on where I am and who is cooking what...
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Thu 23 Nov, 2006 11:29 pm
Once I had a delicious serving of mashed potatoes seasoned with garlic and herbs and bits of real bacon and a soft cheese.

If the rest of the traditional dinner is kept low fat, these potatos are tasty. If the stuffing is bulked up with sausage and the sweet potatoes are candied and....

Too much of a muchness.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 24 Nov, 2006 12:07 am
Quote:
What is your favorite Thanksgiving mashed potato?

Whichever one I'm eating at the time.

And I buy brown potatoes... they only turn white after I peel 'em.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 24 Nov, 2006 07:52 am
I used Yukon Gold this year and added butter, heavy cream, salt and pepper. They were a big hit and very little left - all other food had tons left as I am known to make way too much. No one is allowed to leave hungry or wanting for more.

I also love yams/sweet pototoes. Usually I make them simple like some one else stated above, but hubby wanted me to try this recipe adding bananas, honey, butter and a pecan crusted top. It was good, but a bit too sweet for liking - these did not go over near as well as the mashed yukons I made above.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Fri 24 Nov, 2006 09:02 am
I make sweet potatoes, too. Just wrap 'em in foil and through them on the floor of the oven for an hour or so while everything else is cooking. They get all caramelly and yummy with no added fat.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 24 Nov, 2006 09:06 am
Swimpy wrote:
I make sweet potatoes, too. Just wrap 'em in foil and through them on the floor of the oven for an hour or so while everything else is cooking. They get all caramelly and yummy with no added fat.


That's my favorite way to eat em too.
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Fri 24 Nov, 2006 10:02 am
I don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but I lust over various types of mashed potato dishes......

If the Emu comes along and sees this, she'll probably slaver all over the thread, and then get homesick for the Emerald Isle.......

COLCANNON...............


Ingredients
500g/1lb2oz mealy potatoes, cooked
250g/9oz cabbage, shredded and lightly steamed
2 tbsp cream
salt and black pepper
1 large or 2 small onions, sliced
thinly
a little bacon fat, beef dripping or other frying oil

Method
1. Sieve or mash the potatoes and mix with the cabbage and cream. Season well with salt and pepper.
2. Fry the onion in the fat over a moderate heat until it is soft and beginning to brown.
3. Using a spatula, press half the potato and cabbage mixture in an even layer on to the onion and fry for 4-5 minutes until it is well browned and crispy underneath.
4. Cut the mixture into 4 quarters with the spatula or palette knife and turn them over carefully so that the crispy bit is uppermost. Press the remaining potato and cabbage mixture on to the first layer and after a few more minutes, cut and turn again.
5. When the bottom is again browned, you will have a crispy top too, a crispy bottom, and a crispy layer in the middle.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/colcannon_13802.shtml
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Fri 24 Nov, 2006 10:12 am
COLCANNON
I've made COLCANNONIt is goooood!

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