When making mashed potatoes, can I bake the potatoes instead of boiling them?
pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.
For mashed potatoes, not really, but there are plenty of other things you can do with baked. For good mashed potatoes (as in really creamy and smooth) it's best to boil them and then put them through a potato ricer.
I've made "Steakhouse mashed potatoes" with baked potatoes. Instead of milk or cream I used sour cream, butter, and sliced green onions or chives. I fluffed the inner potato, leaving the potato skin for later use, and mixed in the other ingredients. I served it with steaks, I don't know how well it would be paired with turkey.
Please enter a valid email address.
Well played. You deserve a cookie.
Thank us later!
29 Genius Recipes to Freeze Now
In 1969, Kraft Split Its Jell-O into Three
Our Latest Contest Winner
Recipe of the Day
Do Monster Cereals Really Have a Cult Following?
prevented successful signup:
We'll never post anything without your permission.
prevented successful login:
Thanks for signing up!
Connect with us to get more Food52!
Sign up for our useful, inspired emails and we'll
give you everything you need to eat and live better—including
recipes, how-tos, and exclusives and great gift ideas from our
kitchen and home shop.