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Subject: mashed potato question
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Phyllis Stone <nobody[at]msn.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 13:52:15 -0600
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I want to make sure this is right, I can make the mashed potatoes and put 
them in a crock pot on warm and they will be fine, right? Like for an hour 
or so and all during dinner. I don't want to mess them up so please correct 
me if I'm wrong. 

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From: Sheldon <PENMART01[at]aol.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 12:08:46 -0800 (PST)
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Phyllis Stone wrote:
> I want to make sure this is right, I can make the mashed potatoes and put
> them in a crock pot on warm and they will be fine, right? Like for an hour
> or so and all during dinner. I don't want to mess them up so please correct
> me if I'm wrong.

Why certainly, atop half a pound of melted butter.

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From: Sqwertz <swertz[at]cluemail.compost>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 15:03:59 -0600
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Phyllis Stone wrote:
> I want to make sure this is right, I can make the mashed potatoes and put 
> them in a crock pot on warm and they will be fine, right? Like for an hour 
> or so and all during dinner. I don't want to mess them up so please correct 
> me if I'm wrong.

You can make therm the night before and stick them covered, in
the microwave at 60% power to reheat, stirring every couple
minutes.

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From: Phyllis Stone <nobody[at]msn.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 19:08:36 -0600
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Sqwertz wrote:
> You can make therm the night before and stick them covered, in
> the microwave at 60% power to reheat, stirring every couple
> minutes.

thanks, that could work but my oven is small, the kitchen is tiny and  there 
is a lot  of traffic going on. I get a lot of 'help'. Since grandchildren 
really like mashed potatoes I thought it would be nice to have that part out 
of the way. Even the microwave gets used a lot. I like to get everything on 
the table hot. 

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From: Julie Bove <juliebove[at]verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 01:16:23 GMT
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Phyllis Stone wrote:
>I want to make sure this is right, I can make the mashed potatoes and put 
>them in a crock pot on warm and they will be fine, right? Like for an hour 
>or so and all during dinner. I don't want to mess them up so please correct 
>me if I'm wrong.

That probably won't work very well.  They'll probably get somewhat dried 
out.  I tried a crockpot mashed potato recipe.  It contained a lot of cream 
cheese and it just wasn't for me. 

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From: Michelle <mandm593[at]hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 18:00:35 -0800 (PST)
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Phyllis Stone wrote:
> I want to make sure this is right, I can make the mashed potatoes and put
> them in a crock pot on warm and they will be fine, right? Like for an hour
> or so and all during dinner. I don't want to mess them up so please correct
> me if I'm wrong.

My family does this every year.  Potatoes are mashed as usual, and the
crockpot is set on low.  A little butter on top, and they're fine for
3-4 hours.  The very bottom can get a little scorched, but that's
about it.

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From: Becca <beccaNospam[at]hal-pc.organ>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 20:42:00 -0600
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Michelle wrote:
> My family does this every year.  Potatoes are mashed as usual, and the
> crockpot is set on low.  A little butter on top, and they're fine for
> 3-4 hours.  The very bottom can get a little scorched, but that's
> about it.

Michelle, I will use a crockpot sometimes, at other times I will place
all of the hot dishes in coolers (?!) to keep them hot.


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