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This month, the Crazy Cooking Challenge is to make mashed potatoes. I think my recipe is awesome (of course), but doing the usual, I entered the term into Google, chose pages from South Africa, and came up with a recipe from Real Men Can Cook. The recipe is written just like I imagine Fritz would speak. I decided to make lamb shanks for Dave’s birthday for the competition running on yuppiechef. Jamie Oliver suggests a celeriac and potato mash to go with it. But, celeriac is not in season in South Africa. I chose to use this recipe for the mash. I would definitely try it again with the baking powder, but I would use my ricer as I prefer not mashing them with a hand held masher.

"Mashed Potatoes"

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes
 
From Real Men Can Cook
Ingredients
  • 1 potato per person, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 15g butter
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • salt for seasoning
Method
  1. boil the potatoes in salted water for 20 minutes – or until cooked
  2. strain the potatoes
  3. wipe out your pot and add the cream and the butter
  4. add the potatoes and the baking powder and some salt
  5. mash them using a potato masher – you may need to add a bit more cream at this stage
  6. check the seasoning and adjust to suit your palate
My Notes
I would steam my potatoes, but I used Fritz’s method here

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  1. Hi! I like that you have the lamb shank on top of the mashed potatoes. I think you’re the only one to have styled it with meat, which is what mashed potatoes needs. Lovely!

    Rebecca
    #66

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    • Thanks Rebecca, the photo ‘killed’ two birds with one stone as I entered the lamb shank into another competition 🙂

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  2. Hi Tandy, thanks for using my recipe:)

    I thought everyone uses baking powder, that’s how my mom makes it so I thought that’s just the way it is! I’d imagine it helps make the mash lighter and fluffier.

    The lamb shank looks delish!

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    • It is so nice to learn something new! I tried the recipe again last night putting the potatoes through my ricer – and it really made fluffy, smooth mash 🙂

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      • Cool, I still need to get me a ricer!

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        • put it on your Christmas wish list!

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      • My Mom also always used baking powder in her mash potatoes and I also want a ricer!!! Lovely piece of meat!!

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        • put the ricer on your Christmas wish list 🙂

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  3. Stopping by from the CCC (#65) to check out your recipe. Looks incredibly good. A manly meal for sure. I need a ricer. I’ve never used one but hear such good things about them.

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    • I love my ricer and can highly recommend getting one as they work wonders, not only on potatoes 🙂

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  4. This looks so good, your picture makes me want mashed potato with gravy so much. The baking powder addition is interesting, I will have to try this next time, thanks!

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    • thanks so much Jamie 🙂

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  5. Mashed potatoes and lamb shanks has to be up there as one of my top 10 meals! And am going to give the baking powder a go too…sounds interesting and am curious now.

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    • I am trying it out again tonight 🙂

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  6. Recipes for mashed potatoes! Interesting, because that is one of the few dishes that I make that has no recipe – and I never thought anyone would need/want one!

    For one thing, there is practically nothing that can go wrong with them, except for one thing. This happened to my Mom. We were having important guests for dinner. She always made gorgeous whipped potatoes, and decided to serve them that night. As she was draining the spuds before mashing/whipping, they fell out of the pan and into the sink. She quickly scooped them up, put them into the bowl, and went ahead with preparing them. When she put them out on the table, they were especially fluffy, and light! They were picture perfect. Until we each took a bite. Apparently my Mom had forgotten that she had spilled some Ivory Soap flakes into the sink earlier that day, and when she scooped up the potatoes she had spilled, she scooped up the soap as well. They didn’t do much for the taste, but WOW! Did great things for their looks! 😆

    Seriously, though, I like to whip my potatoes with carrots. I boil or steam them together until both are fork tender. Season and whip them together with some butter and fat-free sour cream. Since the FF sour cream is much thinner and more “liquidy” than the regular, there is no need to add any other liquid. They are pretty, and delicious, and it’s a great way to get kids to eat other veggies – even my carrot-hating son likes these potatoes!

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    • what a lovely story! Thanks for sharing. Can you imagine the amazing photo that could have been taken of the very lovely fluffy mash? I also like mixing carrots into my potatoes for mashing 🙂

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  7. I LOVEEEEE potatoes but this im sure you alreayd know 🙂 I add dijon mustard to mine most times…”deeeeeliiiisshhhhh”

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    • the addition of Dijon mustard is one of my favourites as well 🙂

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  8. Baking powder? Never heard of adding that to spuds. Very interesting.

    http://butteryum.blogspot.com/2011/11/mozzarella-and-mashed-potato-balls.html

    🙂
    ButterYum

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    • it was an interesting addition! Thanks for the visit 🙂

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  9. They look delicious! I too will try the baking powder next time. I’m curious to see what happens.

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    • I am making mash again tonight for another dish so I am going to try my recipe with baking powder added 🙂

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  10. Like a lot of others, I’ve not heard of baking powder in the mashed potatoes either.
    Did he have a lovely birthday?

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    • thanks, the birthday was wonderful – we had a dinner out, a dinner at home and then a party with our friends 🙂

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  11. Tandy, the mashed potatoes look delicious. I like mashed potatoes with cream and butter too. Never heard of adding baking powder to mashed potatoes.

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    • I usually do butter only but cream is a lovely addition 🙂

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  12. Hi Tandy,
    Your potatoes look very good, my real man would just love them. Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day.
    Miz Helen
    #8

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    • thanks so much! Hope your day is fantastic as well 🙂

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  13. I have never heard of baking powder in mashed spuds, i will try this, did it make them fluffier? because I like that idea! c

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    • Let me know what you think when you try them – the were very good 🙂

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  14. This recipe looks fabulous! I never saw the addition of baking powder in mashed potatoes before so now I am intrigued!

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    • this was a first for me too 🙂

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  15. Ah yes, Baking Powder, the French Chefs way of making fluffier “Taters”..There are so many versions, and flavors to experiment with “Mashed” “Creamed” and “Smashed” potatoes. Personally, I’ve yet to meet a mash I didn’t like. This one I must say, with it’s fluffiness, thick gravy, and that luscious looking Lamb Lolly Pop is making me hungry.,
    Bless You
    paul

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    • thanks Paul, I will eat potatoes in any form except raw 🙂

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  16. oo yum!!! Great Choice for THE CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE!!

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    • thanks so much 🙂

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  17. Tandy, yum! Lunch time is the worst time to be commenting on all these amazing mashed potatoes (one of my favorite foods!) and that Lamb Shank looks SO good!

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    • I know how you feel! I read blogs every morning before breakfast – no always a good for the tummy rumbles 🙂

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  18. Yum, the simpler the better. These are spot on!

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    • thanks 🙂

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  19. I am also curious about the baking powder. The recipe sounds so interesting, I will be trying it.Thanks!

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    • please let me know what you think 🙂

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  20. Sounds delicious and I too wonder what the addition of baking powder does. Hmmm?

    If you haven’t already I’d love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry Aloo Tikki

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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    • thanks for the visit Lisa, off to read your blog soon 🙂

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  21. I would never have thought of adding baking powder! I wonder what part it plays?

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    • it should make the mash fluffier 🙂

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  22. Yum. I’m going to have to try adding baking powder–sounds interesting!

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    • Let me know when you do 🙂

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  23. Hmm, I have never added baking powder to my mash before – will give it a go next time around.
    🙂 Mandy

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    • let me know what you think!

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  24. Yummy!
    Tandy, this recipe looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing

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    • It is my pleasure 🙂

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