Why are my mashed potatoes like glue?

Chef's answer
Overworking the potatoes. When potatoes are mashed, starch is released. The more you work the potatoes, the more starch gets released. When too much starch gets released, the potatoes become gummy, gluey, and unappetizing.Nov 4, 2014
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Eating raw potatoes does not cause worms, although it is not a particularly good practice for humans. ... Because potatoes grow in the ground, they can be contaminated with listeria, E coli or salmonella from the soil or water and should be cooked to avoid illness.
That's because raw potatoes contain a toxic compound called solanine, which could make you very sick. Most potatoes don't have enough solanine to kill a human, but green potatoes or any that are starting to sprout have high solanine content, which can cause symptoms including stomach pain, headache, and paralysis.14 Feb 2018
Eating raw potatoes does not cause worms, although it is not a particularly good practice for humans. ... Because potatoes grow in the ground, they can be contaminated with listeria, E coli or salmonella from the soil or water and should be cooked to avoid illness.
Field mice are small rodents that eat potatoes, apples, corn and nearly any other kind of food they can scavenge. Because they have remarkably strong digestive systems, they can eat rotting foods that would sicken people and most other animals. Field mice have many predators, including cats, owls, snakes and bears.13 Mar 2018
As members of the nightshade family, they potatoes produce solanine and chaconine, alkaloids that can be harmful to humans. Green potatoes produce even more solanine, and it doesn't take that many to cause death. Around 25 would be enough, so stay away from green potatoes, even if cooked.19 Mar 2020
Potatoes will soften in a slow cooker when you cook them for 7-8 hours on low heat. Afterward the potatoes will be soft enough to smash or split open. In this article, we'll cover everything there is to know about how slow cookers work. We'll also explain how potatoes soften and cook.
Can you put raw potatoes in the slow cooker? Potatoes cook well in the slow cooker. You can add them to soups and stews or cook them on their own for crockpot baked potatoes or these delicious garlic potatoes.9 Oct 2020
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