The Glory of her Mash.

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    Everyone has a woman in their life who introduced them to the glory of Mashed Potatoes. Mashed potatoes are proof that there is a God and he loves us. Those who suggests otherwise will be impaled on a stake at the Apocalypse and damned to eat kale for eternity. The white fluffiness, creamy butter, salt and gravy are glorious tastes that only heathens could deny.

    Sure, the backward parts of the World were demons reign you’ll find more worship of rice, corn or wheat. But in my book a good spud is, as the Irish say, Yer Man.

    Take the tuber and roast it, bake it or fry it, and it is damned delicious. But there is no greater calling than the call to the table for a bit of mash. My grandmother’s mash is more memorable to me than how she wore her hair. My mother’s mash a pot of beauty. My father in law, an old Irish farmer, damns restaurants that don’t serve mashed spuds with the wide-eyed fervor of an Old Testament Prophet. I’ve known comrades who won’t talk at dinner until they’ve finished their mash…what conversation could be more important?

    The appeal of the peeled spud crosses generations, religous and political lines. Sure, he Spaniards brought some gold back from Peru in their conquests, but no treasure was as rich as the domestic potato which they introduced to Europe.

    The apples of the Earth as the Frogs say (if they spoke English) are the main ingredient of this simple yet beautiful comfort food. I’m having some right now. Envy me.

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    I love potatoes. Cant beat em'
    I make some crazy good mashed potatoes.
    Twice baked are good as well.
     
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    I love taters too. But for clarification in the US mash means moonshine, homemade hard alcohol.

    I used to peel potatoes like we did (actually I did) growing up. It was the standard practice. I learned in college that I was leaving behind lots of nutrition so I scrub them instead.

    My quick 'taters are to nuke them in a little water for 5 minutes, add butter, salt and a little half and half. Then use a potato masher for a few minutes. I do not try to turn it into cream. Healthy and quick.
     
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    I'm of Irish ancestry.....so yea, the spud is in my blood. ..... :cool:
     
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    My mouth is starting to water.
     
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    I was thinking of a different mash.

    It's Monday.

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    Of course my mom makes the best mashed potatoes/......
     
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