There aren't many more foods as perfect as the humble potato. It is one of the most versatile ingredients in any cook's culinary arsenal. I've found that Iowans' number one way to serve a spud is in the form of mashed potatoes. Mash just goes with everything, and it's one of my favorite things to prepare and eat.

That is why this video makes me so ill.

I posted this video to my Facebook page, and my friends had a visceral reaction that I not only expected, but hoped from the people whom I call friends. This isn't mashed potatoes. It's an abominable lie. If you make these for any holiday table, you should be asked to leave and probably excommunicated from the family. Only a garbage person would try to pass this off as food.

Take a peek at the video, then tell us what you think. You might want to keep a waste basket nearby in case you have to toss your cookies...

To cleanse the palate, here's a mashed potato recipe from a Michelin Star chef. Click here for the real deal!