Thursday, November 8, 2007

The day I discovered this cool device....

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....was a happy day indeed.

Last year on Thanksgiving Day I prepared mashed potatoes for a hundred people. Wanting my starch to be served fresh and hot for such a multitude, I bought a potato ricer in anticipation of the endeavor, thinking I would alternate using it with the KitchenAid, or maybe utilize both at the same time (ha! Try that at your own risk!). What I didn't realize, was how wonderfully easy it was to mash with this little contraption. It whipped up my potatoes faster, smoother and with less mess than the mixer. After the first five pounds of potatoes I stopped using the mixer entirely.

I'm totally hooked. It's fun, and I love that it looks like a huge garlic press! I'm not sure yet how many people I'll be preparing for this year, but should I be required to serve potatoes.....I've got my weapon. Bring 'em on!

(photograph courtesy williams-sonoma.com)

8 comments:

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

I can't believe it--- I have one! It's what we use all the time to make mashed potatoes in Brazil!

scmom (Barbara) said...

A few weeks ago I gave my husband a big hint for Christmas -- and that's it! It would make gnocci so much easier too!

Kristen Laurence said...

Wonderful, Ana. I love how they come out so light and fluffy. :)

Barbara, do you make your own gnocci? Yum!

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Gnocci?
Recipe, please!
:-)
Ana

Kristine said...

yes i'd like to see a gnocci recipe too..

Micki said...

This is unreal. I just had lunch out yesterday and being a Friday in Lent I had egg salad. I couldn't believe how it looked so neat...sorta like rounder chopped eggs. Now I learned how they did that. I bet they put the eggs through a ricer. I'm getting one for sure. Thanks for this post.

JennGM said...

I learned about a potato ricer from my mother-in-law. I can't go back ever again to my mother's way. I don't even peel the potatoes, just put them into the pot and rice them peel and all. So easy and delicious!

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

No peeling? I will try that!