Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 2 comments

USEFUL STUFF : Potato Ricer


I like to think of myself as a pretty competent home cook but there are a couple of things I still struggle with...well, I tell a lie-I've finally mastered poached eggs (vinegar in the water!)
But mashed potato?-I make the lousiest textured mash you've ever seen!

That was until I discovered the potato ricer.
This simple tool has restored my reputation as Mrs.Slice-of-Slim as now I can finally make a smooth mash!


Actually, I've had this a while but had forgotten about it and found it lurking at the back of one of my kitchen cupboards recently.
You can buy them from many kitchen outlets and supermarkets.
They usually start at about £10-12.



I find that in a low-fat recipe where I'm not using lashings of butter and milk to help the texture of the mash, this is why I struggle.
But this giant garlic-press style tool turns cooked potatoes into a lovely, smooth consistency which you can then add some low fat spread, skimmed or soya milk to -even some quark, light cream cheese or cottage cheese to add the creaminess back in.


Seasoned with lashings of black pepper, dried herbs and garlic granules no one would ever know that it was once a struggle!

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Mash perfection. 

2 comments:

thelittleroomofrachell 12 April 2014 at 18:17

We'll have to buy one, this is a good reminder. Thanks

Janey 12 April 2014 at 19:11

I've just spotted some today in Tesco for £7! X

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