You’ve been mashing your potatoes all wrong… and you DON’T have to peel them first

WE’VE all been mashing our potatoes wrong. 

A cooking guru has shared her easy trick to get potatoes skinned and mashed at the same time.

Cooking and lifestyle expert Lora McLaughlin Peterson posted a step-by-step guide on TikTok to enlighten those who enjoy homemade mashed potatoes without the skin. 

First, Lora said to cook potatoes as you normally would. 

“Grab a bowl and put a baking rack on top,” she instructed.

“Cut your potato in half, lay it on the rack, and smash.

“The rack mashes the potato while leaving the skin behind.”

Fellow TikTokers were impressed with the trick, with one saying the idea changed her life and encouraged Lora to trademark the tip.

Another commenter said people should put the unused potato skins in the air fryer and sprinkle them with salt and pepper for a tasty snack.  

For those without access to a baking rack, there’s another hack to get the perfect mashed potatoes. 

A TikToker previously shared she saves time and dishware by cooking her potatoes directly in milk. 

“The potatoes absorb it anyway so why not…

“And it’s so good,” she said.

And if you like milk and potato skins, there’s yet another trick that claims to achieve a tasty dish. 

Chef Rob Nixon took to the social media platform to reveal his process of making mashed potatoes. 

He suggested peeling the potatoes and then cooking the skins with milk in a pan over high heat, which allows the milk to soak up the potato skins’ flavor 

Once the potatoes are cooked and mashed, he pours the cooked milk on top. 

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