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Old 11-08-2006, 05:59 AM   #1
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Keeping Mashed Potatoes Warm

Made Dinner - Which included Mashed Potatoes. Supper had to be delayed for about 20 min and thinking how to keep things warm. I placed the bowl of potatoes over a pan of hot water (double boiler) it worked great and they didn't dry out. Just make sure you have them in a bowl that can go on the stove. I had a pyrex bowl that i was whippping them up in and it fit just right in my sauce pan . I filled it half way w water and them put foil over the top.

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Old 11-08-2006, 09:56 AM   #2
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I butter a piece of parchment, press it down onto the taters, and stick the whole pot in a warm oven. Usually I only make enough for the amount I'm serving, but if there is extra and I have the oven going I do as above.
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:56 AM   #3
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On family get togethers we put the mashed into a crockpot set on low - then you can leave them in and serve right from the pot ....works great!!!
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:54 AM   #4
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I always mash my potatoes in the same pan they were cooked in, then set the covered pan on the back of the stove while I make the gravy.
We generally eat buffet style, and the warm foods are set out on the stove-top and surrounding counter space, so things stay fairly warm just from the heat left in the stove.

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Old 11-08-2006, 11:09 AM   #5
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Made Dinner - Which included Mashed Potatoes. Supper had to be delayed for about 20 min and thinking how to keep things warm. I placed the bowl of potatoes over a pan of hot water (double boiler) it worked great and they didn't dry out. Just make sure you have them in a bowl that can go on the stove. I had a pyrex bowl that i was whippping them up in and it fit just right in my sauce pan . I filled it half way w water and them put foil over the top.
I do this too.....saw someone do it on t.v. and thought it was a wonderful idea and it works beautifully.
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:43 AM   #6
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If you've already got the oven on, you could bob them in a dish, ruffle up the surface or even sprinkle with cheese and brown them a bit on top, à la cottage pie.
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:47 AM   #7
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yup improv a double boiler
or a warm oven covered pot
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:56 AM   #8
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I always mash my potatoes in the same pan they were cooked in, then set the covered pan on the back of the stove while I make the gravy.
We generally eat buffet style, and the warm foods are set out on the stove-top and surrounding counter space, so things stay fairly warm just from the heat left in the stove.

I do the same, or in warm oven!
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:03 PM   #9
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I also mash them in the pan the taters were cooked in, then cover the pan & keep it on a low burner. Haven't had a burn or scorch yet, although I do mash mine with a lot of butter, so perhaps all that extra fat helps - lol!!!!
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