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No matter what holiday you are cooking for, mashed potatoes are a favorite menu item. Making those taters just got a whole lot easier forl those who don't want to get up at 4am to start making dinner!
Just tweak your normal mashed potatoe recipie to include a couple of extras, and you will be able to make these taters and keep them ready to reheat in the fridge for 4-5 days in advance, or in the freezer for up to a month!
Per 10 pounds Russet Or Yukon Gold Potatoes (peeled,boiled, and mashed)
1/2 stick softened sliced butter
1 package (8 Oz.) Cream Cheese, Softened
1 cup sour cream
Start 1/2 cup 2% milk, full fall milk or Half-and-Half (your choice and adjust use to your liking of chunky or creamy potatoes when mixing).
Salt to taste
Place finished taters in glass pyrex dish and cover with tin foil for freezer storage, saran wrap for fridge. The taters are fine for 4-5 days in the fridge, and up to 4 weeks in the freezer.
Take dish out of the fridge about 2 to 3 hours before serving time for best results.
Drizzle melted butter over the top of the potatoes and place them in a 350-degree oven and heat until potatoes are warmed through. Stirring is recommended. 20-30 minutes depending on depth of your glass dish.
(Susan Style: Put finished potatoes in removable crock pot dish the day before, refridgerate, then reheat on high the day your are serving them for 1 hour before dinner. Check heat by stirring and reduce to low after warmed through.
After you have tasted these num num taters that my mother introduced me to, you will never go back to making smashed spuds the same way again!
Susan Saunders 11/20/2012