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Using Bakers for mash, will it work?

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Fooferella Sun 29-Sep-19 18:12:36

Just that really. The potatoes meant for mash are only sold in 2.5kg bags at Morrison's and no way I'd get through them before they went off. So I bought 3 big baking potatoes instead. Will my mash be terrible? Any tricks to make it nicer?

fluffiphlox Sun 29-Sep-19 18:13:33

It will be absolutely fine. Make as normal.

Fooferella Sun 29-Sep-19 18:24:12

Thank you fluff! That's what I thought but wanted to check.
When I was a girl potatoes were just potatoes. When did it get so complicated?

BeBesideTheSea Sun 29-Sep-19 18:25:51

Bakers are just large potatoes. As long as they are not salad potatoes they will be fine for mash.

georgialondon Sun 29-Sep-19 18:27:59

This is how I always make mash for my toddler. Jacket potato in the microwave and then just scoop out the middle. Less faff for a small portion of mash

redchocolatebutton Sun 29-Sep-19 18:30:02

as long as they a flowery (almost certain in uk) it will be fine.

fluffiphlox Sun 29-Sep-19 18:30:43

Floury 😀

redchocolatebutton Sun 29-Sep-19 18:41:19

duh. of course floury

Chewbecca Sun 29-Sep-19 19:23:16

I sometimes choose bakers for mash coz they’re quicker to peel.

Fooferella Sun 29-Sep-19 20:50:24

You are all correct. The mash was lovely and tasty. Never again will I be swindled into buying a massive bag of potatoes!

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