Chef shares ‘game-changer’ mash potato hack that can also be used to make crisps

A TV chef has left viewers gasping when he reveals his genius trick to make creamy, fatty mashed potatoes in seconds.

The popular food item is not only easy to obtain and requires minimal effort, but the added bonus is that you can even make crisps from leftover skin – meaning you get two eat for the price of a dish.

A chef appeared on This Morning and shared her mashed potatoes recipe


A chef appeared on This Morning and shared her mashed potatoes recipeCredit: tiktok@thismorning
You can also use the skin to make delicious French fries


You can also use the skin to make delicious French friesCredit: tiktok@thismorning

Chef Vanessa D’Souza appeared on ITV’s This Morning on Tuesday, September 19 when regular host Josie Gibson teamed up with guest host Rochelle Humes.

The two stars joined Vanessa in her cooking segment, which took place live from the show’s kitchen.

And as she stirs up her fish cakes, the gourmet says one of the key ingredients is mashed potatoes — and that she has a little trick for getting it done quickly.

While working on the classic fishcake, the MasterChef semi-finalist explained that she stacked pieces of cooked fish with a white sauce and vegetables, before topping it with her super-quick mashed potatoes.

She then went on to say, “Here’s how to hack mashed potatoes that will save you a lot of time.”

Vanessa then demonstrates how to do it, as she says the first step is to “boil the potatoes with the skin on.”

“No one has time to peel, but it also really includes people who can’t peel or grind to the same level – they may not be able to,” she explains.

Then she reached for a cooling rack with a mixing bowl placed directly underneath.

Then she says, “You just take a cooling rack that you have for any baking dish and let it cool your cake.”

Vanessa then bangs the potato against the metal tray until it falls into the bowl.

Result? The smooth looking mashed potatoes are ready to use, with the skin still on the tray.

Josie, 38, and Rochelle, 34, couldn’t believe what they had just seen, gaping and turning to look at each other.

When mother-of-three Rochelle said, “Oh my gosh,” Josie quickly added: “It was a game changer.”

But Vanessa wasn’t done there yet, as she captivated viewers with another of her favorite treats.

“Keep the peels because all you have to do is pop them in the oven with some olives,” she explains. oil and you have some lovely, lovely crisps.

Rochelle then turned to Vanessa and said, “You know when people say, ‘Do I have a tip for you?’ That will go viral – it’s the best hack I’ve ever seen.’”

And it looks like This Morning fans agreed with Rochelle, the former Saturdays bandmate, as they flocked to social media to share how impressed they were.

“My life is complete,” said one This Morning viewer watching from home.

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A second quickly joined the conversation on social media, as they added on TikTok: “Definitely going to try this.”

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Vanessa demonstrates how she makes famous food


Vanessa demonstrates how she makes famous foodCredit: tiktok@thismorning
And it was soon hailed as a'game changer'


And it was soon hailed as a ‘game changer’Credit: tiktok@thismorning

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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