Mashed Potatoes Without Butter

How do you cook potatoes?

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Potatoes taste best when well seasoned with salt and salting the water infuses them with flavor while they cook. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top of the potatoes before serving for a little extra punch. Peel the potatoes if you prefer a creamier, smoother mashed potatoes. Avoid using red potatoes to make mashed potatoes.

What does butter do in mashed potatoes?

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Butter adds flavor and liquid to mashed potatoes.  When making perfect mashed potatoes without butter, the trick is to add another source of flavor and the right amount of liquid to make up for the missing butter.

What causes gluey mashed potatoes?

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There are a few different reasons you may end up with gluey mashed potatoes.  First, double check that you used a starchy potato such as Russets or Yukon golds.  Second, make sure to start potatoes cooking with cold water rather than hot or warm.  Last, don’t overmix or mash the potatoes.

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