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Secrets for How to Make Mashed Potatoes Perfectly Every Time (Page 4)

Pick the Right Tool for Mashing

Tip 3. Pick the Right Tool for Mashing

Even if you've picked the right potatoes, overmixing mashed potatoes can lead to a stiff, chewy texture. Keep them fluffy by mashing them through a ricer for smooth potatoes or using a hand-held masher for chunkier potatoes. This limits the amount that the potatoes are processed so the starches stay intact. If they're overwhipped, the starches break down further and give you a sticky result.

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