Back in the 1980s, our take away food of choice was a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken (yes I was around during the pre "KFC" days) with a side of coleslaw or bean salad and the obligatory tub of potato and gravy. Being Chinese, we always ate this meal accompanied with rice, so I never felt like a typical Aussie kid. My favourite was the potato and gravy (bliss!), and this Prep Masha electric masher makes perfectly creamy mashed potatoes from actually potatoes (not like the KFC version which is supposedly made of potato flakes).
Just look at how creamy the mash potatoes turn out! It's just plain boiled potatoes, whizzed up in less than a minute with no added milk or butter. We seem to fear carbs these days, but to quote Mr Collins from the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice "And what excellent boiled potatoes. It's been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable" just says it all. Just embrace the potato goodness.
Oh, and yes... we still eat mashed potato with rice! With the Aussie love of fusion cuisine, I'm waiting for steamed jasmine rice with potato and gravy to appear on the degustation menu of three hatted restaurants in Melbourne. Gee, can recipes be patented?