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Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?

Last post Jun 15, 2006 5:08 PM by KathyB_63_Mo . 18 replies.


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  • Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I asked this question on CK's thread, but did not get an answer.

    The Idahoan ones that were being discussed, calls for 2 cups boiling water and that is how I make them and they are good.

    Some said they use more milk and butter?????

    Opinions, please.

    Kathy♥
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I do half water and the other half milk. Do like the instant potatoes in a pinch, DH doesn't like instant, but eats what is on the table. hehehe
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I use about half and half of milk and water and twice as much butter as it calls for! LOL
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I rarely use instant potatoes, but when I have, I have used milk and butter, sourcream too. I can't stand the taste of instant, so I have to jazz them up that way.
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I don't make them often, but like someone else said, in a pinch they are handy. My mother used to cater dinners. She would "doctor" up instant mashed potatoes to where even I couldn't tell the difference. She added double butter and instead of all water, she used 2/3 part evaporated milk to 1/3 part water. So if a recipe called for 1 cup water, she would use 2/3 cup evaporated milk with 1/3 cup water. They were good. She always used an electric mixer to blend them...even when it said not to. Hope this helps.

    Hey_Mom
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I don't make them often, but like someone else said, in a pinch they are handy. My mother used to cater dinners. She would "doctor" up instant mashed potatoes to where even I couldn't tell the difference. She added double butter and instead of all water, she used 2/3 part evaporated milk to 1/3 part water. So if a recipe called for 1 cup water, she would use 2/3 cup evaporated milk with 1/3 cup water. They were good. She always used an electric mixer to blend them...even when it said not to. Hope this helps.

    Hey_Mom
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    Sorry for the double post. Accidentally hit the enter button twice.
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I always wondered about using half milk and half water, but using all water, they were so good.

    Those Idahoan are the best.

    Will try it 50/50 next time.

    Thanks,
    Kathy♥
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I tried to use 1/2 milk and 1/2 water-MDH John took one bite and pitched the rest of the instant potatoes in the trash-never again, we only use low fat milk.
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    Holly, have you tried the Idahoan ones?

    They sure the heck fooled me. The second time I made them, dh had to ask if they were the instant ones.

    Kathy♥
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I use a mixture of water and sour cream! Or a mixture of water and buttermilk.
    Penny
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I rarely use them either. When I do, I use 2 parts evaporated milk and 1 part water. Sometimes I will use sour cream and evaporated milk.

    KY Kate
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I never have evaporated milk on hand, but always have sour cream and I like that in real mashed potatoes.

    Kathy♥
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I add cream cheese. about 1 oz for 2 servings. You won't believe how good that makes them. Sha
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  • RE: Milk or Water for Instant Mashed Potatoes?
    I'm sure this is a no-no, but when I do use them, I use real butter and half and half for the majority of the liquid. Salt and pepper and they substitute really well when you don't have time for the real thing.

    Diane
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