Mashed Potatoes in DCB

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    So after making the Loaded Baked Potato Chowder last week I got to thinking...why couldn't I make mashed potatoes in the DCB?

    So I did. I just cut them in half, added some milk, baked them 11 minutes, moved them around and baked them another 10 minutes then mashed with the Mix N Chop, added milk and butter and voila - smooth, tasty, FRESH mashed potatoes, in the microwave in about 25 minutes!

    I took them to my in-laws' house for dinner that night and everyone enjoyed them! And my MIL was jealous that I could do real mashed potatoes that quickly with so few steps!

    **ETA - to clarify I baked them in the microwave!
    Last edited by MLinAZ; 08-19-2009 at 05:37 PM.

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    Adding to DCB file

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    GREAT idea!! THANKS FOR SHARING!! DH LOVES real mashed potatoes, but they are SO time consuming!! SOOOO excited to do this!

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    Did you peel the potatoes?

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    Quote Quote by MLinAZ View Post
    So after making the Loaded Baked Potato Chowder last week I got to thinking...why couldn't I make mashed potatoes in the DCB?

    So I did. I just cut them in half, added some milk, baked them 11 minutes, moved them around and baked them another 10 minutes then mashed with the Mix N Chop, added milk and butter and voila - smooth, tasty, FRESH mashed potatoes, in the microwave in about 25 minutes!

    I took them to my in-laws' house for dinner that night and everyone enjoyed them! And my MIL was jealous that I could do real mashed potatoes that quickly with so few steps!

    **ETA - to clarify I baked them in the microwave!
    I did this the other night...use to many potatos...just took a little longer. Much better I thought than cooking in water. This is how I will fix them from now on. And I didin't peel mine. We like the skin!

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    No I didn't peel them. I don't mind the skins (although my kids complain) and it's one less thing to do! Anything to cut down on the amount of work it takes to cook is my philosophy.

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    That's a great idea! Thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Quote by MLinAZ View Post
    So I did. I just cut them in half, added some milk, baked them 11 minutes, moved them around and baked them another 10 minutes then mashed with the Mix N Chop, added milk and butter and voila - smooth, tasty, FRESH mashed potatoes, in the microwave in about 25 minutes!
    Roughly how much is "some milk" that you added at the beginning?

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    question?
    I made the loaded baked potatoe chowder and stopped micro. at 11 minutes, rotated potatoes, and then back in for about 10 min.
    Turned out fine..but I will peel potatoes...
    Second time I made it for meeting....
    I thought I'd try to cut down a step by not stopping micro and not rotating potatoes...only problem I had was the milk boiled over in micro....at about 13 minutes...do you think it's because I didn't stop and let micro rest a minute...?
    just curious...the potatoes will cook evenly in my micro without rotating the pototatoes in baker...so I didn't want to have to stop it...but maybe I do (just for resting time for a minute or 2)

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    I don't measure a lot of times unless it's necessary, but I'd say put in 1/2 cup which is what is called for in the chowder recipe.

    Kreaser - I have no idea about resting/boiling over theory. It only takes a minute to rotate so I have rotated both times I've done potatoes in the DCB.

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    I made smashed potatoes once in the DCB that were SOOOOO good! The only thing is that I need to experiment w/ the volume of food and the cooking time, because I had the milk boil over. They were still awesome despite that happening though.

    This is what I did:

    cut up potatoes (I can't remember exactly, but I think it was 6 potatoes--the baker was filled a little more than 1/2 way)
    3 cloves of garlic (I just cut them in half and tossed in among the potatoes)
    Milk (covered potatoes 1/2 way)

    I think I microwaved them for 10 minutes, checked them, and then added a few minutes. Then checked them and added more minutes as needed until they were fork tender.

    Then I added cream cheese and a stick of butter and some salt and mashed it all together. YUM!

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    Amanda, did you use the mix & mash to do those? I have made potatoes with similar ingredients on the stove w/ the mix & mash, but I've never tried that tool in the DCB. Thanks!

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    Quote Quote by jackieblue View Post
    Amanda, did you use the mix & mash to do those? I have made potatoes with similar ingredients on the stove w/ the mix & mash, but I've never tried that tool in the DCB. Thanks!
    Yes, I used the Mix n Masher.

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    Thank you! Wish I had 2 DCBs so I could make these tonight. I love that tool...

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    Yeah, I broke down and bought another one. I use mine so much, it was hard to always have it ready for a show. Plus now there's just so many recipes for it, I'd have dinner and dessert needing a DCB.

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    My Potato Chowder came out looking like mashed potatoes. I guess the milk amount depends on the size or amount of potatoes. It still tasted good but I ate it with a fork.

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    Quote Quote by babywings76 View Post
    Yeah, I broke down and bought another one. I use mine so much, it was hard to always have it ready for a show. Plus now there's just so many recipes for it, I'd have dinner and dessert needing a DCB.
    That's so funny, as I was reading this thread I was thinking, "Okay, I so need a second DCB and Microwave!" I may have to think about a catalog show to earn a second one. I am so kicking myself for not ordering the new white one in the Sample Package... I just didn't think that I needed 2 of them, now I know that I do!

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    If you don't want to peel the potatoes, but think the thick brown skins are a turn off, I suggest using white or red potatoes instead. You'll have to make adjustments, but it should turn out fine.

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    My father has an occassional bouts with diverticulites (not spelt right?) and potatoe skins REALLY hurt him putting him in the ER. I always peel potatoes. I just don't want to take the chance of hurting anyone out there.

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    When I made mine, as I said it was FULL, I only used 3/4 cup of milk. It's more of a steam than cooking in the milk. Then I just add some more while I was mashing them up.

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