Steaming is a process in which food is cooked at a higher temperature than it would normally cook in water. This results in faster cook times than boiling. The reason steaming potatoes is not preferred as a cooking method for mashed potatoes is less starch is released, resulting in gluey mashed potatoes. Submerging the potatoes in water helps remove the excess starch from the potato. Can you still make mashed potatoes by steaming them? Absolutely, they just won’t be as good, as they are when boiled like they are in the Ultimate Mashed Potato recipe.
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