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If you make this mistake, the mashed potatoes will turn into paste

2021-10-11T06:37:29.743Z

Fluffy mashed potatoes are a delicious side dish for numerous meals. In order for it to succeed, however, you need to avoid a certain mistake.



Fluffy mashed potatoes are a delicious side dish for numerous meals.

In order for it to succeed, however, you need to avoid a certain mistake.

All kinds of delicious dishes and side dishes can be made from potatoes, but one of the most popular is probably the mashed potatoes.

It is traditionally served with sausages, roulades * or meatballs, but depending on your own preferences, it can also be used as a main course.

To ensure that the mashed potatoes have the right consistency, you need to use the right tools during preparation.

Make mashed potatoes - just not with the hand blender

Even if it may be less work, you shouldn't use a hand blender to make mashed potatoes.

The hand blender ensures that the pulp has a

sticky and sticky consistency

that quickly destroys the

culinary

delights.

This is because potatoes contain a lot of starch - in the case of waxy, predominantly waxy and floury boiling potatoes, it is between nine and 18 percent, according to the Thuringian State Agency for Agriculture (TLL).

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: Mashed potatoes: With these tricks you can turn the classic into a hit.

The main component of the starch granules is 70 to 80 percent

amylopectin

, which consists of

large, highly branched molecules

.

The second largest share with approximately 20 to 30 percent is composed of

long, unbranched molecular chains

existing

amylose

.

The latter ensures the

smoothness of the mashed potatoes

.

When pureing with a hand blender, however, these long starch chains and protein cells are destroyed, so that the potato mixture becomes more and more sticky, as the online portal

chip.de

reports.

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: the potato secret: it depends on this one thing whether mashed potatoes are successful.

How is mashed potatoes properly made?

That is why a

“gentler” process is

needed

: Experts recommend always

mashing

potatoes for a puree

.

You can use a potato masher or a potato press, for example.

Although they also crush some of the starch molecules, they do not destroy them like with a hand blender.

(fk) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Source: merkur

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