Vegan MoFo 2013 VIDEO #8: Pressure Cooker Potatoes

by JL Fields on September 11, 2013

In today’s video I make pressure cooker potatoes (mashed potatoes in minutes!).


    1. Gena’s post, that inspired me to start pressure cooking: Operation Pressure Cooker,
    2. My pressure cooker obsession post.
    3. Jill Nussinow’s guest post: The Pressure Cooker–The Vegan’s New Best Friend.
    4. My pressure cooker recipes.
    5. Vegan butter: the first recipe I tried and the second recipe I tried.

Have questions about pressure cooking? Ask in the comments!

pressure cooker potatoes | video blogging vegan mofo | vegan mofo 2013 | JL goes Vegan

  • ePressureCooker

    JL, you can get even better results with your vegetable stock if you caramelize the vegetables for the stock. Add 1/4 tsp. of baking soda and perhaps 1/2 tsp. of coarse kosher salt to the vegetables in the pressure cooker. This makes the pH of everything more alkaline, which facilitates the Maillard reaction, and helps caramelize the veggies. Also, try adding a star anise to the vegetable broth – it gives a great taste and aroma, and adds a depth of body and flavor that’s lovely.

    • JL

      How do you know my results aren’t already awesome, @epressurecooker:disqus? 😉 Thanks for the comment.

      • ePressureCooker

        No offense intended. I did say “even better” but I’ll amend to “even more awesome”, if you like. ;D

        • JL

          Oh goodness, none taken, @epressurecooker:disqus! Once you get to know me you’ll see I’m ornery. And I love the suggestion of adding star anise!

  • Katie

    JL, Thanks for this series, I am enjoying your blog/vlog! Can you share what size pressure cooker you cooked your potatoes in? I purchased an 8 quart Fagor based on Cooks Illustrated’s high ratings, they recommended the larger size to accommodate soup stock. But I usually just cook for 1 or 2, and it’s way too big, so I avoid using it! The one you used in your video looks like the perfect size for smaller dishes.

    • JL

      Thanks for the feedback, @ec34e0b9ca753c7c5f651a629f563f67:disqus! I’m having fun with the series! I used a 4-quart Fagor pressure cooker for the potatoes. This particular one is shaped much like a skillet and is great for veggies, oatmeal and other “small” meals, just as you mentioned!

Previous post:

Next post: