Friday, September 19, 2008

Ore-Ida Steam & Mash potatoes

Being a member of SheSpeaks
I was given the opportunity to try out this product for free, so when my coupon for a free bag came in the mail I jumped at the first opportunity to get myself a bag and try them out. They're essentially cubed, skinned potatoes that come in four varieties; plain russet potatoes, garlic seasoned potatoes, three cheese and cut sweet potatoes. You cut off the top of the bag and zap it in the microwave for 10 minutes, add milk, butter and whatever else you fancy and viola, you've got mashed potatoes.. Now.. they were alright, nothing to write home about in my book though. I have no problem making home made mashed potatoes, I prefer making mashed potatoes from scratch, it's no problem for me to cut up the taters and toss 'em into a pot of boiling water, I like mine with the skin on anyway, so I don't have to deal with all that peeling nonsense.. and even if I don't want them with the peel on I'll boil some small whole ones and then you just rub the skins off. I didn't like the 'freezer' taste these had, I got the garlic ones and they didn't really leave me with a lasting impression. Will I get them again? No, probably not. I wouldn't really recommend them either unless it's a last minute decision. They are real potatoes, after all and not that boxed nonsense.
I had to add a LOT of butter to get them to taste good.. they had a grainy texture and I wasn't really pleased with them... they looked nice, but I'm sorry to say they didn't taste too great though.


Unknown said...

i tried the three cheese and thought they were pretty good...