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WATCH: Home cook makes mashed potato using crisps and people are horrified by the result

A home cook has shown off his bizarre - truly bizarre - way of cooking mashed potato on TikTok. Picture: TikTok

A home cook has shown off his bizarre - truly bizarre - way of cooking mashed potato on TikTok. Picture: TikTok

Published Jan 28, 2021

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A home cook has shown off his bizarre - truly bizarre - way of cooking mashed potato on TikTok.

TikTok is a great app that allows people to share anything so long as it’s under a minute long.

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From dance videos, trends to even cooking, the platform is full of new things to see or learn.

However, sometimes we should keep our unique creations to ourselves.

User @Elis_Kitchen has gained more than 800 000 views with a video showing how to make mashed potatoes using crisps, but people are horrified by the result.

In the clip, uploaded a week ago, Elis makes what is described as "signature cheesy mashed potatoes", but other people compared the food to "vomit".

@elis_kitchen

signature cheesey mashed potatoes

♬ original sound - Eli

To make his special mash, he first adds salt and vinegar to a pot of water.

After the water comes to a boil, he throws in a small bag of classic Lay's chips, filling the pot.

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He cooks the chips until they begin to lose their shape, then drains the pot with a sieve. Before he finishes the dish, Elis enthusiastically drinks a shot of the cooking liquid.

Then he adds some smoked paprika and plenty of cheese to the dish, mixing it all together before taking a bite - which he called "delicious."

Many viewers were not sold on his hack, with one person commenting: "No video has ever caused me more pain."

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Another person wrote: “This feels illegal to watch”, which more than 40 000 people agreed with, liking the comment. Others said things such as: “This should be a war crime”, “I’m terrified”, and “please go buy actual potatoes, they’re not even that expensive”.

A third user said there are instant mashed potatoes, why would he do this.

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