Easy Make In Advance Mashed Potatoes Recipe when you are planning a special Holiday dinner. There are a few tips that will help you make the best creamy mashed potatoes. Yes, you can cook the potatoes a day in advance when preparing your Holiday Dinner Menu.
Place the potatoes with skin on in a large pot of cold water to cover potatoes just up to about 1 inch. Stir in 2 tablespoons of kosher salt. Cover the pot and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.
When the potatoes are almost 3/4 cooked, heat the butter, and milk or half & half and add 1 tsp. kosher salt in a small pan and set aside. Keep both warm.
When water with the potatoes starts to boil, uncover the pot and reduce heat to a light simmer. Test for doneness at about 2o-35 or 40 minutes, based on how small or large potatoes. Test for doneness using a sharp knife. The knife should easily go through the potato.
Peel the the potatoes — you can pick each one up with a pot holder and peel with a paring knife. Place the peeled potatoes back into the warm pot. If using a food mill, don’t peel the potatoes.
Mash the potatoes and add in the hot butter a little at a time while mashing. Then gently stir with a wooden spoon or spatula to incorporated the butter. Add in the hot half-and-half and/or milk. Stir in gently. It will seem soupy at first, but the potatoes will gradually absorb the liquid and turn into a creamy mixture.
Taste and add additional seasoning if needed.
Add to a warm bowl when ready to serve.
TO REHEAT THE COOKED MASHED POTATOES:
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