Potato Ricer

Most people use a potato ricer to make a smoother texture on the mashed potatoes and to prepare them in a shorter amount of time. It is a kitchen tool similar to big garlic or lemon presser.

The ricer is called that way because it was created to make the potatoes have the thickness of a grain of rice. Nowadays, there are numerous uses for it.

Types of Ricers:

– They are typically made from stainless steel or hard plastic and are also very affordable. Some include more than one disc to rice potatoes thinner or coarser as needed.

– There are also food mills, which are practically the same as ricers but can handle more food. They work by turning the handle into rounds.

Some of the General Uses:

  • Use it as a ricer to make different recipes like gnocchi and several desserts.

  • It can be used as a strainer.

  • As a masher, when vegetables are boiled or steamed they get the most flexible consistency to handle in this tool.

  • It can work well as a juicer in some cases.
  • How to use a Ricer for Mashed Potatoes:

    1. Boil the potatoes, remember to add a bit of salt; be sure that the skin is peeled.

    2. Then put the cooked potato pieces on the ricer and press.

    3. You will notice that the longer and thicker particles of the potatoes will remain inside. What gets out are smooth strings of potatoes.

    4. Remove the parts that are inside the ricer and throw them away.

    5. Keep repeating the process until you finish with all the boiled potatoes.

    6. In a container add potato milk, natural butter and riced potatoes; then mix everything with a spoon.