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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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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,
then microwave a couple potatoes the next day.
they come out perfect
Divorce husband, throw out potatoes then order Chinese takeaway,
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?
Drain off some liquid.
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.