Thursday, 23 February 2012

Mashed Potato by Sainsbury’s - NEW

With time often at a premium for busy families, the desire to speed up cooking preparations in the kitchen is an increasing priority. Fortunately, manufacturers seem more than happy to oblige. These days there are numerous food products available which have had all the hard work done for you.

For example, making mashed potato. This involves the laborious task of peeling potatoes, cutting them into equal sizes, boiling them for just the right amount of time, then adding various quantities of butter, or milk or both and mashing until all lumps are gone.

If you want to save yourself all that hassle, Sainsbury’s frozen Mashed Potato is ready prepared and contains nothing but the ingredients you’d likely be using to make it at home. All you need to do is heat it.

The potato is frozen into thin sausage like shapes which you empty into a suitable container and microwave for 3 minutes. Alternatively, you can tip the required amount into a saucepan and slowly heat. It helps to add a couple of tablespoons of water or milk when heating in a saucepan as this prevents it sticking. The result is a perfectly smooth, lump free, creamy mashed potato, ready just when you need it.

An 800g bag holds enough for six servings, plus a bit more. The recommended serving size of 120g provides 123 calories.

Available in the freezer section of Sainsbury’s supermarkets.

Frozen Mashed Potato
Mashed Potato After Heating

 Nutrition Information: Per 100g: 103 calories, 2.3g protein, 15g carbohydrate, 1.0g sugars, 3.5g fat, 2.4g saturates, 1g fibre, 0.5g salt. Suitable for vegetarians. (Not suitable for wheat gluten allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product.)

Ingredients: Potato (84%), Cows' Milk (12%), Butter (from Cows' Milk) (3%), Salt, Pepper.

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