Fat-Free Golden Mashed Potatoes (Oil-free & Vegan)
These fat-free golden mashed potatoes are as pretty on the plate as they taste and no need for an electric mixer. A balloon whisk and the pan the potatoes are cooked in will do the trick and ready to serve in 30 minutes.
Oil-free Vegan Technique for Flavorful Golden Mashed Potatoes
This oil-free vegan technique and recipe enhances the flavor without masking the delicate taste of the Yukon Gold potato (see the video for a quick demo of the technique). As the potatoes simmer, a delicious broth emerges that becomes the only liquid used to make smooth rich-tasting fluffy fat-free golden mashed potatoes. The turmeric adds a slight earthy flavor and the beautiful golden hue.
I developed this technique described in the instructions below because my husband is a huge fan of mashed potatoes. Discouraged by all the equipment needed and I never liked the fatty mouth feel of mashed potatoes from the cream and butter, I was inspired to find a way to make mashed potatoes with less mess, less equipment and fat-free. This technique does it all.
Many varieties of potatoes work well with this high flavor recipe, but Yukon gold really shine, have the perfect texture and are available year-round at the Farmers Market and in grocery stores.
Golden Mashed Potatoes can be done with the potato skin peeled or left on. For potatoes with thicker skin, you may want to peel. For fresher potatoes with very thin skin, you can leave on after a really thorough cleaning. Most of the nutrition and fiber is in the skin, so it’s a shame to loose all that. Scoring the potato skin with a knife will make it so the skin pieces are small and integrate with the potatoes for a smooth texture (see photo #2). If you choose to peel the skin, scrub the potatoes thoroughly vegetable scrub gloves work really well for this task.
Don’t throw the peels in the compost bin just yet., you can use the peels to make Oil-free Potato Skin Crisps for a crunchy and delicious garnish or appetizer with a dip like the oil-free Silky Smooth Vegan Hollandaise.
Tools Used in this Recipe
- vegetable scrub glove or vegetable brush
- chef or santoku knife
- cutting board
- potato peeler if using
- salad spinner or prep bowl and colander
- large prep bowl
- fine grater
- 3–4 qt sauce pan
- balloon whisk