You've been cooking your mashed potato all wrong… you don't need to peel, boil or chop

MOST of us would eat mashed potato all day everyday if we could.

The only real downside is all the all the prep that goes into making it, and of course, the clean up afterwards.

Well, this might be the best thing we've heard all day, because this mum revealed how she cooks the starchy snack without the hassle of chopping, peeling or boiling.

Revealing her trick on Mumsnet, the potato lover said: "I'm sure I'm not the only person to have figured this out, but before I started doing it, I'd never seen or heard of it.

"So, herewith my cheater's guide to faff-free mashed potato."

The first step in achieving the perfect mash the cheaters way is to utilise your microwave and pop them in there until they're soft all the way through.

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This will depend on the size of the spud you use and also how many, but you can check by sticking a knife in.

the next step is to simple scoop out the inside of the cooked potato from the skin and mash it with a fork.

The mum says you can add butter and even grated cheese and pepper to your liking.

She added: "Waits for everyone to tell me Nigella wrote a book about this ten years ago and I never got the memo."

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But other keen time savers loved the easy cooking hack.

One commented: "I already know they take eight minutes in my microwave so I wouldn't need to keep checking.

"I normally peel and boil for 20 mins before mashing so it'll be easier and quicker."

Others weren't sure the trick was that much easier: "I don't understand why people even bother to peel?

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"The skin is good for you we always mash with skin on."

Of course, the mum's method comes with it's own challenged, as this user noted: "I have tried the whole potato microwaving, but removing the skin from a hot spud isn't fun and it does seem to taste like a baked potato even when it is mashed,"

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