Mashed potato powder greatly facilitates the work of the cook. Instead of peeling the potatoes, cutting, boiling and then mashing them to turn them into paste, the cooks directly mix the powder with hot water or hot milk and get instantaneous results.
Mashed potato powder is very convenient, since it saves time and in addition to that, it can be used not only for the preparation of mashed potatoes, but also for making a potato soup.
Cream soup made from mashed potato powder does not taste the same way that a soup from real potatoes does.
But some manufacturers of potato powder achieve good results in this regard and the taste of mashed potato powder is almost the same as the homemade one from real potatoes.
Quality mashed potato powder, when mixed with hot water or fresh milk becomes smooth and is very tasty and filling.
Mashed potato powder can be used as a side dish, but may also be used for the preparation of different types of dishes.
It is easy to prepare baked potato with mince.
Ingredients: 4/5 cup mashed potato powder, 14 oz mince meat, 1 head of onion, 1 carrot, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon oil, 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, 4/5 cup sour cream, salt and black pepper to taste.
Preparation: Chop the carrot finely and mix it with the minced meat. Everything is fried in oil and then seasoned with salt and pepper. Drain from fat in a colander.
The potato mash is diluted with 3 cups of hot water, add half of the butter, the sour cream and mix. In a greased and sprinkled with breadcrumbs pan put half the potato mash, then mince and top with puree.
The rest of the butter is melted and spread over the puree. Bake in preheated oven at 428°F (220 °C) for 15 minutes.