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How far ahead can I make mashed potato?

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CaptainWarbeck Fri 22-Jan-16 10:35:48

It's actually going to be champ - I'm feeding 8 and have heaps of other stuff to cook and a tiny kitchen <face palms>

Can I boil up the potatoes and mash 'em etc later? Or put the finished mash in the fridge to reheat (doesn't sound that appealing as fresh hot mash).

Or do I need to suck it up and make it right before we eat? Any tips for really yummy mashed potato very welcome. Mine is often a little bit lumpy confused

kelper Fri 22-Jan-16 10:37:46

Ive discovered you can freeze mashed potato, which is very handy smile

Fugghetaboutit Fri 22-Jan-16 10:40:37

Cook it ahead, put in fridge and to reheat add a little milk to bring it back to life and microwave of heat on hob

fourpawswhite Fri 22-Jan-16 10:42:24

I am by no means a masterchef, but I often have to cook for large numbers on the farm at lambing time etc.

For mash, I make it and put it in a lasagne type dish, usually with cheese on top. I then stick it in the over for around 30 minutes before serving. So sometimes it's made in the morning. I find that sorts any lumps and it always goes down really well.

CaptainWarbeck Fri 22-Jan-16 10:49:35

You are all brilliant thank you. I'm going to do the big dish with cheese on the top and hope that magically fixes my lumps!

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