Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mashed Potatoes

There is a potato here that is similar to a cross between a white potato and a sweet potato. It is slightly darker than a white potato, very hard, and sweet, but not as sweet as the sweet potatoes in the US.
We use it in stews, soups, for french fries, chips, and at Thanksgiving for mashed potatoes.

The children really enjoyed the mashed potatoes that we had on Thanksgiving. I thought it would be a good idea to ask our cook to make some. I explained that I wanted her to peel the potatoes, cube them, cook them, and then mash them. My explanation didn't go far enough.
The photo above is our mashed potatoes. After mashing, she formed them into balls and cut them into pieces. With a little margarine, they still tasted (sort of) like mashed potatoes.

1 comment:

bonniebo said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA LOLOLOLOL I guess I shouldn't laugh, that happens enough in the states with NORMAL potatoes at the holiday meals! ;)