No! I rarely eat mashed potatoes but when I do I want the real thing.
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3,960 5/1/13 10:54 P
I don't like cauliflour ... so, I haven't tried them mashed. But I have tried mashed celery root and like it. The hint of celery flavor is very mild and pleasant to me. But they are a little hard to work with, so I haven't made them in a while.
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7,037 5/1/13 10:24 P
To me, potatoes taste like potatoes, and cauliflower tastes like cauliflower. I'm not saying mashed cauliflower isn't delicious, because I love it, but it's not the same as potatoes...nice to have to change things up.
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158 5/1/13 10:22 P
thanks for the reminder! I love cauliflower mashed potatoes.. Haven't had that in so long!
I have not tried them. However, I have made celery root and that was ok. I because if I plan for the real thing, I can have some. If I tried the other, it would stand on its own as I'm having cauliflower masked tonight instead of raw.
I have not, but I do mix in turnips in my mashed potatoes and they are YUM!
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5,578 5/1/13 9:49 P
My dh hates those "faux" dishes, made to pretend to be potatoes or rice or noodles. He says if I fix cauliflower, he likes it just fine, no need to mush it up and play pretend. We eat potatoes now and then, usually baked, and I don't buy the huge ones that they serve in a restaurant, I buy smaller russets or red skinned. After years of watching what we eat, I'm not going to fool around with phony pretend foods.
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1,988 4/30/13 2:49 P
No reason to! I love cauliflower as is, cooked or raw, and I'm learning portion control on my mashed potatoes...which I also love. And the Potassium is good in potatoes.... (I know, not as good if boiled, but still OK...)
I'm intrigued by Bunnykicks & Sherylds idea about adding in other veggies to potatoes though! Thanks--will give it a try soon!!!
I've never tried to pass off mashed cauliflower as a "potato-like side dish" BUT what I often do is cook some turnips or rutabagas in WITH the potatoes... have also tried this with celery root and even with chopped celery. And sometimes a clove of garlic or some chopped onion. Just put all in a pot, boil up and mash. More flavour, more vitamins, more deliciousness... and makes your potato side dish more calorie-wise/less starchy/less in need of additional butter.
I have done this for years, not because of any diet-related reason, just because I like the taste. I can go 1/3 to 1/2 "veg" and still get the full-on mashed-potato-experience.
I imagine cauliflower would work similarly well in this potatoes-and-veg mash-up.
I made cauliflower pizza before and the end result tasted amazing. Unfortunately the odour from the cooking and digestion process was enough to turn me off the idea of making it as a frequent substitute. Apparently cauliflower and I don't get along very well.
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11,575 4/30/13 8:32 A
I have had mashed cauliflower with no potatoes and I like it. They do not taste exactly like mashed potatoes. I also love mashed potatoes.
I've made cauliflower and mashed them. it does not taste like mashed potatoes but there is something in my mind that sees a mound of white on the plate and associates it with starch. I like cauliflower and I enjoyed it.
I've also had mashed potatoes which were half parsnips half potato and that was delicious as well.
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986 4/30/13 6:31 A
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