Smashed Potatoes--just for fun

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Sat Jan 13 14:25:59 UTC 2007

On the Food Channel yesterday evening, the beautiful Giada DeSomebody prepared what she called "smashed potatoes" (unpeeled potatoes, as Hillary and Jesse noted here, left somewhat chunky). However, in the process she frequently--and exclusively--used the verb "mash" (and she employed a potato MASHER). Evidently, one does not SMASH potatoes in order to participialize them!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 07:47:52 -0500
>From: Geoff Nathan <geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU>
>Subject: Smashed Potatoes--just for fun
>In our family (and I think that of several others) (s)mashed potatoes made with potatoes that haven't been peeled are referred to as 'whole wheat mashed potatoes'.  Google doesn't seem to know of them, at least in a cursory search...

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