Talk:Mashed potato

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It is said that the invention of the Mashed Potato originated in Canada.

--Rachelle36 05:05, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

I expect this would be hard to verify. Arguably, chuño is a form of mashed potato, and it was being made prior to the european 'discovery' of the spud. Markb 15:24, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Questionable content[edit]

Some of this article looks very POV or speculative, such as:

  • "Some prefer them lumpy to add a little more substance to the dish, but others prefer smooth so they can focus entirely on the taste."
  • "A white turnip cooked and mashed with the potatoes in a proportion of about 1:10, provides a slight "bite" that mashed potatoes proverbially lack."
  • "Not all varieties of potato are suitable for mashing, the best being floury varieties rather than the waxy types used as salad potatoes."
  • "In many American households, the top of each serving is hollowed with a spoon in order to form a gravy and/or butter volcano crater." This made me laugh but needs to be reworded.

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by DraxusD (talkcontribs).

I already felt the same way about other aspects of the article (you'll notice they've been tagged). I'll add suitable tags to the sentences you questioned, as I kind of agree with you that they may be POV. Fourohfour 19:01, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
I find the "adding substance" and "focusing entirely on the flavour" parts being very POV. I am just going to go ahead and completely remove that sentence. It's useless. Rediahs (talk) 16:27, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Smashed potatoes[edit]

Someone, properly, removed that as a synonym, but said it was regional. I remember my children, when they were little calling it that. I think it's about kids, not about regions. Does anyone really know? --Zeamays 14:15, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

The version I encountered now claimed it was American, which I removed. I agree with you, suggested it's juvenile, and slapped a citation template on for good measure. -- Deborahjay (talk) 18:05, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

It's a fairly common term among adults in upstate New York, especially near Albany, and in parts of New England. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:43, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Mashed potato: taste?[edit]

I noticed that potato, including mashed potato, is a rather bland food. This can be good news for the aspiring creative cook: mashed potato can be the base for sweet as well as salty and creamy dishes, dessert and breakfast as well as dinner. Is anyone on the record as having made mashed potato as part of a sweet dish? (talk) 07:53, 5 December 2010 (UTC)


βΆΓ οπ τάτ εό εΕ φε ηγ τΉίμ — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:33, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Mashed potatoes vs potato puree[edit]

When I look up in dictionary Polish "ziemniaki tłuczone" it tells "mashed potatoes".

But the ones on picture in this article are very heavily mashed, and are normally called potato puree.

How do you call potatoes that are only very lightly mashed? I mean something you could do using a fork on plate. See image: Bcdfd (talk) 02:18, 30 August 2012 (UTC)