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Dec 8, 2004 05:35 PM

Reheating Mashed?

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Is it ok to reheat mashed potatoes? I would like to make them on Saturday morning, put them in the fridge, and then reheat. Is this ok? I suspect I will be ok if I just put them back on the stove, mix up, add a little more cream/butter, and re-heat on stove? Thanks.


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  1. I love reheated mashed potatoes. But my husband makes them into little potato cakes.

    Pan fry them in butter (like a pancake) until golden brown. Delicious for breakfast!

    If you want to reheat, think about the crockpot. Longer time over lower temp might be the way to go.

    1. Alex,
      Yes, you can reheat mashed potatoes. I have done it a few different ways and each seem to work. You can reheat them in a bowl that you place over a pan of boiling water(on a back burner works fine) stiring in more butter/cream and stirring often or you can reheat in micro on a 4 or 5 setting ,also adding more butter/cream and stirring every 30 sec. or so until it's as hot as you'd like.
      Be sure to taste, I find that they seem to need more salt when you reheat them. Good Luck!

      1. You can also put them in a buttered, tightly covered dish in a 350* oven until warmed through. If you dot with butter and milk, it'll be warmed and mix in nicely to improve the texture.

        1. You can also eat them cold with a spoon standing there with the fridge door open.

          1. I reheat mashed potatoes all the time. Another good thing to do with them is to add some flour maybe, and an egg, as well as some seasoning, and fry them like a shortcut version of potato pancakes.