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    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 12th Oct 05, 2:03 PM
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    lump free mash
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    • 12th Oct 05, 2:03 PM
    lump free mash 12th Oct 05 at 2:03 PM
    How do you get lump free mash. Husband made some last night and it had a few little lumps.

    Lumps in mash make me gag.


    Yours


    Calley
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 12th Oct 05, 2:06 PM
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    • 12th Oct 05, 2:06 PM
    Using a potato ricer ...




    ... would be my initial answer, but presumably you don't have one to hand, so an electric whisk or hand blender would do the job just as well
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  • Lillibet
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    • 12th Oct 05, 2:08 PM
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    I use a stick blender, dead quick & easy on the washing up afterwards
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    • Smiley_Mum
    • By Smiley_Mum 12th Oct 05, 2:10 PM
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    • 12th Oct 05, 2:10 PM
    Mash the potato initially and then put it through a metal sieve if you don't have a ricer. May take a while but it's worth it, no lumps whatsoever. Add in a little milk, s&p, a little drop of butter and some single cream, yummy.
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    • voodoozoe
    • By voodoozoe 12th Oct 05, 2:11 PM
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    You' re a lucky lady havin a hubby that makes mash!!!!
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    • Flimber
    • By Flimber 12th Oct 05, 2:11 PM
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    • 12th Oct 05, 2:11 PM
    But they're the best bits :confused:

    Just learn yerself not to gag.
    • brokenwings
    • By brokenwings 12th Oct 05, 2:14 PM
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    • 12th Oct 05, 2:14 PM
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    • 12th Oct 05, 2:14 PM
    i use my hand whisk a la delia

    never a lump in sight.
    • MATH
    • By MATH 12th Oct 05, 2:24 PM
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    • 12th Oct 05, 2:24 PM
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    • 12th Oct 05, 2:24 PM
    I use my leccy hand mixer which makes the potatoe lovely and creamy. Doesn't a stick blenda make it go all gloopy like wallpaper paste? If anyone else uses a stick let me know cos I've just been bought one and am short of things to use it for. Thanks
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    • SuiDreams
    • By SuiDreams 12th Oct 05, 2:26 PM
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    • 12th Oct 05, 2:26 PM
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    • 12th Oct 05, 2:26 PM
    Mine are never lumpy and I just use a potatoe masher, Make sure potaoes are well coked and soft all the way through. A nob of butter and a splash of milk and they are perfect. I believe it all comes down to the potatoes you use.

    They are always lumpy when my hubby makes then as he mashes the potaoes when they are still a little hard in the middle.
    Last edited by SuiDreams; 12-10-2005 at 2:29 PM.
  • pdoff
    we just use a potato masher, i always have lumps but on the odd occasion dh does it they are smooth - think is cos he is stronger & does it longer whereas i can't be bothered! think is all in the wrist action!
    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 12th Oct 05, 2:31 PM
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    Yep - stick blenders can make it so smooth it's like wall paper paste - but sometimes I like it like that. Normally, I use a decent metal masher - I find they work much better than any plastic one I've ever had. As long as your spuds are cooked properly, they should be smooth. If they are a little lumpy or you find a little bit that hasn't cooked properly, put the pan back on a low-med heat, add milk and stir furiously.

    And if you can't get the lumps out, you'll have given yourself a workout and be too knackered to notice the lumps
  • Jay-Jay
    For mash I cut the spuds up into smaller peices than I would for say roasting and then boil them for about 3 days (well....about 30/40 minutes )

    I tried using a stick blender when I was making baby puree and found that the potato emulsified and went as Math put it 'like wallpaper paste'.

    My mashing action (!) is more of a down-across-up rather than an up-down kinda thing.
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    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 12th Oct 05, 2:38 PM
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    I use a ricer for 100% smooth spuds, no lump stands a chance with it and it can be dishwashed
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 12th Oct 05, 2:46 PM
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    Mash the potato initially and then put it through a metal sieve if you don't have a ricer. May take a while but it's worth it, no lumps whatsoever. Add in a little milk, s&p, a little drop of butter and some single cream, yummy.
    by Smiley_Mum

    D'oh didn't think of a sieve. Tea was ready to eat and getting cold so want to get it on the plates to eat asap.

    It is always a simple answer. Will put my brain in gear next time honest

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    Calley
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 12th Oct 05, 2:48 PM
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    But they're the best bits :confused:

    Just learn yerself not to gag.
    by Flimber

    Sorry never. If something is suppose to have lumps in it like chocolate chip cookie or in icecream and it is suppose to be fine.

    But mash is suppose to be smooth.


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    Calley
    • Bennifred
    • By Bennifred 12th Oct 05, 2:52 PM
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    I used to have problems with lumpy mash until I got a potato ricer - well worth the money! No lumps and very little effort too - I used to get really hot and cross mashing the bejeezus out of spuds Also great for mashing other veggies - fantastic for disguising them from fussy kids .
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    • MDUK
    • By MDUK 12th Oct 05, 2:52 PM
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    Definitely the Potato Ricer

    I have had a thing about lumpy mash since school, this makes smooth mash.
  • Lillibet
    For mash
    I tried using a stick blender when I was making baby puree and found that the potato emulsified and went as Math put it 'like wallpaper paste'.
    by Jay-Jay
    Can honestly say I never realised that mash shouldn't be like this??:confused: But then, I've never eaten wall paper paste either, so don't have a point of comparisan!!
    Post Natal Depression is the worst part of giving birth

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    • arkonite_babe
    • By arkonite_babe 12th Oct 05, 3:38 PM
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    I bought my potato ricer in Ikea for under £4, makes lovely smooth mash

    HTH
    • chrislee765
    • By chrislee765 12th Oct 05, 3:41 PM
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    i was always told: blended mash potato = wallpaper paste
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