Once you've mashed them, keep them on low, covered in a crockpot. Butter melts well on them. Delicious!
By Betty G.
I did this last year at Thanksgiving and Christmas and it does work. I must say I have one of the older Rival Crockpots, I have heard the newer ones cook too hot.
I boiled the potatoes, put them through the ricer, whipped with the electic mixer, added hot cream as needed along with salt and white pepper and then I dumped them into the crockpot, (preheated) on low. They kept for several hours. I also put the suggested butter on top with a little paprika.
This year I'll use a Reynolds cooking bag to line the crockpot so there is no clean up!
I'd recommend only doing this for a couple of hours ahead. Our Thanksgiving is earlier in Canada and I tried it this year but we where having so much fun with our extended family that we turned down the turkey and ate hours after I had intended to and the potatoes had turned VERY watery. The rest of the meal was great and we had so much fun in the afternoon that we just had a good laugh. Next year I think I'll try the suggestion I read somewhere of making the mashed potatoes a day ahead of time and putting them in a casserole dish in the frig, and reheating in the oven that day. Happy thanksgiving to our American friends.
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