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Dixie Carb Counters Instant Mashers

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Updated October 29, 2007

Carb counters instant mashers

Dixie Carb Counters Instant Mashers

The Bottom Line

This substitute for instant mashed potatoes is that - but it is so much more. I have used it to "starch up" mashed cauliflower or celery root for an improved texture. I've used it instead of bread crumbs in meatloaf, crab cakes, and salmon cakes. I've made a kind of hash-like dish with hamburger and spices. In short, this high fiber starch substitute can be a real asset in the low carb kitchen.

Pros

  • Mashed potato substitute probably as good as instant
  • Can be used to improve mashed cauliflower or other vegetable purees
  • Low carb and high fiber
  • Many other uses

Cons

  • Must mail order from most locations
  • Fairly expensive

Description

  • Each serving of mashers has 4 grams of effective carbohydrate
  • Each serving has 5 grams of fiber
  • 3 flavors - Classic, Garlicky Parmesan, and Sour Cream and Chive
  • Wheat free

Guide Review - Dixie Carb Counters Instant Mashers

True confessions: I'm not a big fan of instant mashed potatoes, so I may not be the best judge of Instant Mashers by themselves. For me, as a stand-alone product, they ranked with instant potatoes, although some people on our Low Carb Forum like them that way. In my opinion, where they shine is as a stand-in for starchy foods.

I like mashed cauliflower as a lower carb alternative to potatoes, but Instant Mashers really improve the texture, making it starchier. They work as a binder in seafood cakes and various croquettes, including crab cakes, salmon cakes, and latkes. They have a similar function in meatloaf. If anyone tries them, let me know how you use them.

Ingredients (Classic Flavor):Cereal fiber, Dehydrated potatoes, soy protein, calcium casseninate, cream powder (cream, lechthin, tocopherols and ascorbic palmitate), whey protein concentrate, milk protein isolate, natural butter flavor, salt.

User Reviews

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 2 out of 5
Instant Mashers, Member midwestraised

From the perspective of mixing with other foods, maybe it is useful. However, I thought Instant Mashers tasted as 'canned' as most instant potatoes used to taste. A non-low-carb-diet friend who likes regular snack foods will eat this product without a problem and thought it tasted all right. I could not finish one serving without forcing myself. Dixie Diner makes some good mixes, but this one needs more work.

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