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What ingredients will spoil mashed potatoes: it will be gray and tough

Tetiana KoziukFood
How to make perfect mashed potatoes. Source: NYT

Mashed potatoes are a very tasty and satisfying dish that every housewife seems to know how to cook. But even such a simple dish can be easily spoiled by adding some ingredients in the wrong way.

The FoodOboz editorial team has gathered information and will tell you what ingredients can ruin mashed potatoes.

How to cook mashed potatoes so that they are not gray

Traditional mashed potatoes always contain milk and butter. It is very difficult to do without these products – they make the dish soft, tender, and very flavorful.

How to make mashed potatoes without lumps

However, when adding them to mashed potatoes, you should remember the main rule – you can't use ingredients fresh from the fridge, they should be warm, or even better, hot. So, wait until they reach room temperature or reheat them. Otherwise, this mistake will lead to the fact that the puree will instantly become gray and tough.

How to add milk and butter to mashed potatoes

In addition, it is very important not to use food processors such as a blender. After all, it whips the potato mass too much, making the consistency starchy, sticky, and viscous.

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