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What will definitely ruin the mashed potatoes: 5 non-obvious mistakes

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
How to cook delicious mashed potatoes
How to cook delicious mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are the most basic potato dish, and it would seem that it is simply impossible to spoil them in any way. But very often we add ingredients incorrectly, in the wrong order, and this can ruin the taste of even such a simple dish.

The FoodOboz editorial team will tell you the 5 most unobvious mistakes you've probably made while cooking ordinary mashed potatoes, and they could be the reason for their unpleasant taste.

1. Hot and warm water

Only put potatoes in cold water

Cook potatoes only in cold, salted water to ensure that they cook evenly, bringing them gradually to a boil over low heat.

2. Add salt at the beginning

You need to salt the mashed potatoes at the very beginning

Remember, potatoes should be salted before cooking, so they will be softer and tastier, but not at the end.

3. Do not spare butter, sour cream, cream and milk

Butter will give the dish a very delicate flavor

Be sure to add cream, butter, milk, and sour cream to mashed potatoes. This will make it very tender, tasty, and flavorful.

4. Gently mash

The puree should not be too runny

If you mash the potatoes too much, they will become a sticky liquid, completely tasteless, and have a liquid and uneven texture.

5. Not enough seasoning

Add onions to the pot at the beginning of cooking

If you want a really tasty mashed potato, don't spare any seasoning at the very beginning, for example, add half a peeled onion to the boiling water. At the end of cooking, simply remove the onion from the pan, this will add an extraordinary flavor to the dish.

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