Potato Purée or Perfect Mash

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Appears in
The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

  • About

People wonder what the difference is between a potato purée and mashed potatoes. They are, in fact, the same thing, though the quality of the end-result will depend on the type of potatoes used, the method of mashing and the exact amount of butter incorporated.

Never use a food processor, as the blade whizzing at such high speed extracts the starch from the potato molecules, delivering something you could possibly use to hang wallpaper but nothing you would ever likely want to eat.<