Learning this little potato trick changed my mashed potato making life forever.
Instead of preparing your potatoes to be mashed on the day of your big holiday meal…prepare them the day before.
Scrub them (or peel them, whichever you like to do)….chop them…and throw them into your cooking pot.
Cover them with cool water.
Put a lid on your pot.
When it’s time to cook your meal, boil your potatoes and mash your potatoes, then serve your potatoes (with lots of melted butter!).
I’m telling you, this little trick will save so much back pain on Thanksgiving day. I always prep my potatoes on the Wednesday before. They sit in the water waiting patiently until it is time to cook them Thursday.
Between prepping my potatoes the day before and cooking my bird several days before I need to serve it…I practically have nothing to do on Thanksgiving day.
Okay, not really nothing.
You know what I mean.
P.S. I use this little trick almost every time I make mashed potatoes any day of the year. If we’re having mashed potatoes for dinner…I prep them in the morning or whenever I have a spare minute during the day. Then, when it’s time to cook dinner, all I have to do is turn on the burner to cook the taters. Love it!
This post is linked to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays.