Mashed potatoes, the American comfort food, should be satisfying from the first bite to the last, and if correctly made, they are. Don't cook the potatoes until they fall apart. Instead, the chunks should hold together and just slip off a knife when pierced. Boiling them is destructive, so simmer them gently. If mashed potatoes are sticky, the potatoes were overcooked and overwhipped. If they are grainy and chunky, they were undercooked.
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