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Old 11-04-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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LC mashed potatoes.

Has anyone tried Dixie Brand Carb Counters Mashed Potatoes?
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:19 PM   #2
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I did when the first came out. I did not like them. They had a close to mashed potato texture, but they did not taste good. I have heard others that mix this with mashed cauliflower.

Hope that helps.
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Old 11-04-2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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barbo,

I have started making "mashed potatoes" with turnips because the the taste is so much more realistic to us than even the cauliflower mashed potatoes.

If you haven't tried the turnips, give it a try. I always add sour cream or some other cheese and chives to the mashed turnips and they are really good.

I never thought I would be a turnip advocate, but I am impressed with their taste.

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Old 11-04-2007, 05:08 PM   #4
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I've been adding up to a quarter cup of plain, instant mashed potatoes (dry) to a medium to large head of well-cooked, mashed cauliflower, along real butter, a bit of grated cheddar and softened cream cheese or sour cream, salt and pepper. A third cup of the dry flakes contains 18 carbs. Obviously, only you can judge if you can afford the carbs and if they're worth it to you. But a little bit of the real thing makes an incredible difference in both flavor and texture. We don't eat these all that often, but when we do, it's comfort food with no apologies!

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Old 11-04-2007, 06:31 PM   #5
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mashed 'potatoes'

Ginny, what a great idea for Thanksgiving. 18 carbs divided by
6 servings is only 3 g carb plus whatever the veggie is. It would be
very nice once in awhile. Thank you for the idea. I just happen to have
some Hungry Jack Mashed in the pantry.
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:42 AM   #6
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Do they actually make instant mashed potatoes that taste anything like real potatoes? I think that mashed cauliflower would taste more like potatoes than the instant stuff. Maybe they've improved them over the years but they sure tasted nasty the last time I tried them. My mom used to try and sneak them on us when we were kids but we always knew when they were fake mashed potatoes.
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:33 AM   #7
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I buy the flakes with the fewest ingredients as possible - which in my markets is Idahoan. I wouldn't eat these by themselves either but they do a fine job when mixed with the mashed cauliflower. If you're really adverse to dried potatoes, a very, very small fresh potato - cooked and mashed - would serve the same purpose. A nice treat for a holiday like Thanksgiving.

By the way, a couple of months ago, Cook's Country featured their best recipe for Salisbury Steak. It used a small amount of mashed potatoes as the binder. Since that's one of DH's favorite comfort foods, I tried it. Stellar. Worth the few extra carbs.

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Old 11-05-2007, 09:05 AM   #8
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Thanks Ginny

Have to get food in here after my vacation. So I'll check out your
brand Idahoan and see if I can find them. It would be a great treat
for Jay. He loves his mashed potatoes. I did a chicken dish last night
wih a mushroom sauce and slice chayote, which sttem like roasted potatoes (I browned the slices first) He was happy with that but I'm going to surprise him when he comes home from fishing with some mashed potatoes to go
with his pork chops.

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My family loves the Idahoan brand mashed potatoes far, far better than real mashed potatoes and I used to make great real mashed potatoes.

Now I eat mashed cauliflower with lots of butter and sour cream and feed the rest of the family their Idahoan mashed potatoes.
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:50 PM   #10
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Potato Flakes

Thanks for the tip. I purchased Idahoan potato flakes today.

I will use 1/4 c. for the entire cauliflower and this will be a Thanksgiving
treat along with Kevin's white bread, which I have frozen and will toast
and cube for a real sausage dressing (can hardly wait). I've already
got my cranberries, they were 4.99 for a 5 lb. sack at CostCo.
They freeze so well.
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