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I don't care what my mom says..fake potatoes are YUMMY!!!LOL..

post #1 of 29
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So, I reluctantly bought some of that fake potato mix with gravy to make with my meatloaf cuz I didn't feel like peeling real potatoes and doing all that crap to them...

AND the verdict is that the fake potatoes were gooooooooood

Don't tell my mom
post #2 of 29
I make them all the time - I make the real ones when I have time! I love 'em!
post #3 of 29
I use them all the time too, the Idaho 4 cheese one is my fave comfort food at the moment
post #4 of 29
My sister uses those sometimes and likes them / I don't eat potatoes, so i don't have a preferance Hey- as long as you enjoyed your dinner, that's all that matters
post #5 of 29
As a single guy that cooks, I can tell you one thing about potatoes around here....if it ain't baked....it's faked..
post #6 of 29
I love them too.My kids,hubby and I eat them ALOT!!
post #7 of 29
they ARE good and a heck of a lot faster than real ones, which increases their deliciousness by at least 10
post #8 of 29
I ended up having some as a snack
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
I ended up having some as a snack
Lol, I made you crave them...we are SO alike..
post #10 of 29
Some of the "potatoes in a box", like au grautin and scalloped potatoes aren't half bad either, and most of them are microwavable now.
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
Some of the "potatoes in a box", like au grautin and scalloped potatoes aren't half bad either, and most of them are microwavable now.
And they are GOOD!
post #12 of 29
Instant mashed potatos aren't fake, they're as real as the one's you peel and boil forever. I saw on some food network, how they make them. They're 100% potatoe, they've just be dehydrated. I LOVE them.
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker View Post
Instant mashed potatos aren't fake, they're as real as the one's you peel and boil forever. I saw on some food network, how they make them. They're 100% potatoe, they've just be dehydrated. I LOVE them.
That's true! I did too! They are good. When I am just up to %&*$#@ with the word and after a long day I will make them. I add sour scream and parmesan cheese with a little dill and then voila!
post #14 of 29
It has probably been at least 20 years since I tried them and at that time they were pretty bad. I hadn't tried them recently. Maybe your mom is like me and she is remembering what they used to be like.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by Denice View Post
It has probably been at least 20 years since I tried them and at that time they were pretty bad. I hadn't tried them recently. Maybe your mom is like me and she is remembering what they used to be like.
They are MUCH better than the old ones. I used to hate when my mom would make them. My grandma, who cooks everything from scratch, has even started buying them. They're super good and so easy. In fact, DH and I just bought some at Costco today.
post #16 of 29
I havn't had them in a while but they are good. Now I just get bob evans already made mashed potatoes (or a cheaper version) at the store. Much easier LOL.
post #17 of 29
I don't like instant potatoes, or even that Minute Rice. Neither taste like what they are supposed to be.

A couple years ago I was in the hospital I was on a low fat, no salt, lactose free diet there. Blech! You don't know disgusting until you have been served instant potatoes reconstituted with water and no salt!!!!! Totally gross! LOL
post #18 of 29
*shudders* You guys LIKE those dehy potatoes????? I can't STAND them!!! Ewwww....for me they taste sooo bad...and the taste lingers and they smell awful too.

I love potatoes, but for some reason I just cannot stand the dried ones. Yuuuuck...
post #19 of 29
I can't even remember if I've ever made "real" potatoes.
post #20 of 29
I usually make my instant potato's with more milk the they call for, very little water. Thanks the secret to the best instant potato's in the world. I just love them, I can eat them as my entire meal, to be honest.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker View Post
I usually make my instant potato's with more milk the they call for, very little water. Thanks the secret to the best instant potato's in the world. I just love them, I can eat them as my entire meal, to be honest.
I totally have done that!! I am a carb FANATIC and potatoes are just about the world's greatest food
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I totally have done that!! I am a carb FANATIC and potatoes are just about the world's greatest food
I blame it on being Irish and always having potatoes with dinner as a kid but I am totally a carboholic
post #23 of 29
Natalie, I LOVE them!!! I love the Betty Crocker ones, they are done in 4 minutes! Or Idaho brand has this "loaded" baked potato one, with sour cream, butter, chives, & bacon!!!! I used to have to hide the package from DH, he's one of those people that complain if they see that they're instant potatoes, but if he doesn't see the bag he'll say "boy the potatoes sure are good!" So one day I broke down & told him the truth! Peeling potatoes is reserved for holidays!
post #24 of 29
I make them when I don't have time to bother with peeling potatoes. I always doctor them up a bit with more milk, real butter, and sour cream.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
I blame it on being Irish and always having potatoes with dinner as a kid but I am totally a carboholic
I'm Irish too I went on the South Beach Diet for 2 weeks and I swear without my carbs I just didn't want to eat at all which also might be good for weight loss, but not the best way to go about it
post #26 of 29
WOW I am eating the same exact thing tonight!

Instant mashed potatoes are my absolute favorite thing. I use Idaho reg. mashed potatoes. I dont even add water, just milk, butter and a bit of salt. They taste fantastic, even better than the real potatoes. When I was pregnant, some days my entire meal would consist of mashed potatoes, sometimes with a bit of fake gravy.

Mmmm, I cant wait to get home!!
post #27 of 29
Last night my lunch at work was a bowl of instant mashed potato's, and a can of cream of chicken soup on top. Yummy.
post #28 of 29
I live alone so fake potatoes are perfect I make a spacific amount and don't have to worry about potatoes sitting in the closet going bad.

Plus they are GOOD! I like the Homestyle butter ones
post #29 of 29
But real potatoes are so much better!!!!!!!!!
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