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Trying New Tastes: A TikTok Adventure

Mashed Potatoes: A Family Favorite

Mashed potatoes are a big hit in our family, especially with my kids who ask for them almost every day. Even though I try to add more vegetables and greens to their meals, their love for mashed potatoes makes me cook them a few times a week. Surprisingly, my husband and I love them just as much.

Finding a TikTok Tip

While browsing Instagram and TikTok for cooking ideas, I found a tip from a TikToker named Jourdyn (@jeauxp) about using an unusual ingredient: chicken stock. Curious about this, I decided to try it out.

Trying the New Method

Jourdyn’s method starts with a surprising step: leaving the potato skins on. After washing and oiling the potatoes, she boils them in a mix of chicken stock and water. This twist on the usual recipe caught my interest, so I decided to try it myself.

Enjoying the New Flavors

Following Jourdyn’s method, I boiled the potatoes with their skins on, then mashed them with butter, reserved broth, and black pepper. The result was amazing—the broth gave the potatoes a subtle savory taste, and the skins added a nice texture.

Trying New Recipes

Encouraged by this success, I started experimenting more. Inspired by another TikTok user, I added sour cream and chopped chives to the next batch, making the dish tastier and more appealing.

Trying TikTok Cooking Tips

My exploration of TikTok cooking hacks went beyond mashed potatoes. I tried other tips, like adding nutmeg to spinach and using bread to soften brown sugar. These easy tricks have improved my cooking and expanded my recipe collection.

A Fresh Approach

Next time you make mashed potatoes, try some of these new and fun ideas. Whether it’s leaving the skins on, using chicken stock, or finding inspiration on TikTok, you might discover your new favorite recipe. Your taste buds will thank you!

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