A MUM has shared her ‘genius technique’ for making mashed
potato with no chopping, peeling or washing up.
Smooth, lump-free mash can be hard to achieve, and usually comes
with a lot of mess and time spent in the kitchen.
One mum says her recipe is a
‘game changer’Getty – Contributor
But one woman claims to have eliminated the faff in making mash,
calling her recipe a “game-changer”.
Mumsnet, she shared her “cheater’s guide to faff-free
She said: “I’m sure I’m not the only person to have
figured this out, but before I started doing it, I’d never seen
or heard of it.”
Her method is as follows:
You only need your microwave and a
bowlGetty – Contributor
- Put potatoes in microwave until they’re done all the way
- Cut in half
- Scoop potato out of skin straight onto plate
- Add butter and smush with fork
- Add grated cheese to taste
And she added: “Enjoy mashed potato with no peeling, chopping,
boiling or washing up afterwards.
“Waits for everyone to tell me Nigella wrote a book about this
ten years ago and I never got the memo.”
Despite the post racking up more than 200 comments, it seems
people weren’t convinced by her method.
She says it involves no washing
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One person said: “Mine is frozen mash. Much less labour
Another questioned: “Don’t you have to keep checking whether
they’re done though?
“The beauty of boiling them in the pan is you turn it on, walk
away then come back ten minutes later and they’re done.”
A third person said: “That actually sounds like quite a bit
“I don’t understand why people even bother to peel? The skin
is good for you we always mash with skin on.”
People also queried the microwave method, so to clear things up
the mum added: “You get rid of the jacket and only use the fluffy
“Ten mins in the microwave for a medium sized one, 12-15 for a
massive one. Job’s a good’un.”
But it seems people still couldn’t get their head around her
People aren’t convinced by her
recipe thoughGetty – Contributor
Another person commented: “Have tried the whole potato
microwaving, but removing the skin from a hot spud isn’t fun and
it does seem to taste like a baked potato even when it is
And this person said: “I don’t understand why it’s so
difficult to boil potatoes in salted water, drain, add butter and
milk and mash.
“It’s not rocket science is it?”
This parent added: “This is no use for a family of 4! It’s
cheat for a one-person, lazy meal.”
Faced with the negativity, the mum said: “Seriously, I thought
you’d all be a bit more impressed to be honest.
“This is a game-changer in my ****, exciting world.”
But at least one person thought it was a good idea, saying:
“Never knew this thank you.”
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Source: FS – All – Food and Nutrition Blogs
Mum’s ‘faff-free’ mashed potato involves NO peeling, chopping, boiling or washing up – but people aren’t convinced