Written for Food&Home. Originally published on 2 December 2022.

Everyone has their own mashed potato recipe that works like a charm when it’s a “sausage and mash” kind of night.

But comedian, and now viral TikToker, @jeaux_king has shared her method for making mashed potatoes that’s sparked a bit of a debate in the comments section.

Die hard potato fans are upset about losing the potato flavour, while others are intrigued and plan to give it a try – some commenters are even sharing their own mashed potato recipes. Who knew the humble potato could be so divisive?

A couple of honourable mentions:

User @shell says:

See, I don’t like the flavor of mashed potatoes cooked in broth. I legit want them to taste like butter, cream, salt, pepper and potato. Thats it! 😁

While @Every1WearaMask shares:

I use yellow taters boiled in stock with the skins. Then mash with butter, sour cream, salt, & stock instead of milk. Garlic if I’m feeling it lol

Her secret? Chicken stock.

Jourdyn Parks (@jeaux_king) learnt this secret from her grandmother and won’t be going back to plain water again.

You can take it (and even your potatoes) with a pinch of salt, but we’re sharing her top tip today.


Reply to @katiebug918 hope this helps!! Try it out and let me know what you think!! ❤️❤️❤️

♬ original sound – Jeaux

As a big believer in cooking with stock in a variety of dishes, there are lots of different options you could try. For example, the Ina Paarman’s Kitchen range of powdered stocks are all vegan giving vegetarians and vegans alike a tasty take on this mashed potato hack.

We’d love to know if you give it a try and what you think of this mashed potato tip. Let us know over on Instagram @foodandhomesa – use #CookingWithFH to get the conversation started!

If you’re not sold on this hack, take a look at some of our tried and true recipes with mashed potato:

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