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If your mashed potatoes are too soupy, put them over medium/low heat with the top off and let them cook for about 10 minutes. Stir potatoes often so the bottom doesn't burn.
By Beck from MI
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I just made instant potatoes and used the last of the box, however I did not have enough flakes. Now my mashed potatoes are very soupy how can I fix this?
Keeeep cooking it until all the excess water evaporates. I do this with potatoes and cream of wheat :)
Put them in the microwave heating in 30 second intervals until the water is gone.
Husband whipped up 5 lbs. of taters while I added 1 stick or 1/2 cup of butter resulting in yummy runny mashed potatoes.
Our question is how to stiffen them back up?
By Jill from MO
I would try adding some instant potato flakes and see if that helps. You only want to add a few at a time.
I agree, adding more instant potato mix would be perfect.
Instant potatoe flakes will work.
If you don't have instant potatoes on hand, tapioca makes a good thickener.
Thank you for the idea of the instant potatoes flakes it worked
I added more potatoes and it worked,
sometimes it better to rest them in the fridge for the night, it makes them harder,
Divorce husband, throw out potatoes then order Chinese takeaway,
Very easy way out for fickle-minded people. Where has love, commitment, patience and perseverance gone?