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 Posted By: rt49andellis 
Sep 18  # 1 of 30
I never in my life thought I'd be making fake mashed potatoes. But after a car accident it made it hard to peel potatoes. Red potatoes aren't SO aweful...but still hard to manage.

I absolutely hate the taste of the powdered potatoes. No matter how much butter and spices and cheese I put in, you can always tell they're not real. So... my question is... what the heck ARE the powdered potatoes? Is it just some weird concoction they put together that turns out looking like mashed potatoes? Or is is dried potatoes or what??? And any suggestions on getting them to taste closer to real would be appreciated also.
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 Posted By: Raquelita 
Sep 18  # 2 of 30
I know what you mean about the difference between fake and real - i think it's all the extra artificial flavorings that they add, and also the weird super smooth texture.
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 Posted By: mtmomj 
Sep 19  # 3 of 30
I know what you mean. I don't make "fake" potatoes often, but when I do I usually put salt, pepper, garlic, butter, and chicken broth or beef broth in there instead of milk or water and let them sit for a while before eating them.
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 Posted By: Manga 
Sep 19  # 4 of 30
Ive had some when ive gone on hikes and treks to the middle of no where. Just dont eat it too much. Add water and you get potatoes!!!! haha, stick to the healthier alternative. Its all powder, add water and voila
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 Posted By: rt49andellis 
Sep 19  # 5 of 30
Never thought of using broth instead of water. I'll have to try that. Usually I use about 1/4 cup of water and the rest of the liquid is butter and milk - no matter what the directions say. It seems to take away some of the 'yuck' but not enough to make my tastebuds happy.