Perfect, Painless Mashed Potatoes and More – Meet the Masha:
Up till now I’ve never actually found a great way to make mashed potatoes.
- I’ve tried (as I am sure many of you have) to make mash with my wand blender and ended up with something closer to wallpaper paste. You can’t use a wand mixer because the blades break down the starches in the potato too much.
- I’ve used a manual old fashioned potato masher and managed to make something half approaching my dad’s mash (I think in his case it was just brute force and rather more patience than I have).
- I’ve cheated and made ‘crushed potatoes’, adding lots and lots of butter and cream to create something very delicious that simply isn’t mash.
- I must admit I haven’t tried a potato ricer – but it’s been a close call each time I’ve wandered into a cook-shop.
Now I have a MASHA.
Tonight’s experiement was to make a mash with carrot and sweet potato. It’s a mixture I really love – and the result was spot on perfect. I could even pretend it was healthy by adding a little coconut oil and low fat creme fraiche instead of butter!
The Masha has chunky plastic blades instead of metal ones and a design that allows the ‘mash’ to be squidged through a kind of sieve so none of it gets over-processed. I haven’t had a chance to try yet, but apparently it’s great for mashing all kinds of vegetables, making soup, baby food and even mayonnaise. It’s ultra simple to clean because the bottom section pops off and can be rinsed in warm soapy water.
Anyway, I DO have one for a London Unattached reader too. Just follow the Rafflecopter through and remember to leave me a nice comment about what you’d use your Masha for.