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Mashed potatoes help
Angela
11/04/13
I am cooking 40 lbs of potatoes for a dinner. There is no oven space to make ahead the mashed potatoes and reheat at the dinner. It takes so long to bring that much water to a boil. Would it be okay to put the cut up potatoes into boiling water to cook. I have always cooked them staring from cold.
Thanks
ellen
11/05/13
Angela, have you considered using an electric roaster as if it were a giant crock pot to reheat the mashed potatoes?

Yes, you can start from boiling water.

You might use a different, oven-based recipe for the poatoes such as the currently popular roasted smashed red potatoes.

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