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does anyone have a tried and true crockpot potato recipe?

Postby hostaaddict » Dec 11, 2006 11:31 pm

Would like a really good crockpot potatoes recipe to serve with baked ham? Isn't there one out there with maybe hash browns, sour cream, etc? Was thinking would be nice to put this on earlier in the day so I can concentrate on the rest of the meal for Christmas eve dinner. thanks! Jackie
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Postby JaneG » Dec 12, 2006 1:44 pm

This probably isn't exactly what you are looking for, but it's what I do for mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I can do all the work ahead of time and still serve "real" mashed potatoes.

Two or three days ahead (before the real time crunch hits) I peel, boil and mash 10 lbs of potatoes, adding a stick of butter, cup or so of sour cream, 8 oz cream cheese, some milk, salt, pepper, chives. Just make whatever mashed potatoes you like. Then I put them in containers (for me it takes 3 large cool whip containers) and refrigerate them until the day I want to serve them.

The day of the event, butter your 6 qt crockpot and fill it with the refrigerated mashed potatoes. Dot butter chunks on top and turn on the crock pot. In 3-5 hours they will be warm enough to serve and will taste delish. But sure to to stir once or twice while heating so the center gets hot.

I find that a 10 lb bag of russet potatoes is perfect for a 6 qt crock pot.

One year I tried a crock pot recipe that used frozen hash browns and cheese and such, but it just didn't seem to get done quite right. Now I just stick with the mashed potatoes because everyone eats them.

Perhaps others will have better ideas.
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Postby hostaaddict » Dec 12, 2006 11:29 pm

that's a great idea Jane! I was kind of thinking along the line of a casserole type with soup, sour cream, etc. Thinking maybe I should stick with the oven method if yours didnt come out very well. Thanks for the mashed potato suggestion, I will try that next time I fix a large batch.
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Postby Primroselane » Dec 14, 2006 12:56 am

Have you ever tried to freeze them?
Just wondering if I could try to make them now and freeze them, and that would be one less thing to make Christmas Morning.
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Postby JaneG » Dec 19, 2006 8:54 pm

Thought about it, but haven't tried it myself.
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Postby Primroselane » Dec 20, 2006 8:04 pm

Well I did make them ahead of time and they are yummy and they now are in the freezer, reason is the potatoes were not going to last until Monday, they starting sprouting so wanted to use them us, so I will let you know.
Thanks for the yummny recipe.
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Postby Primroselane » Dec 29, 2006 9:30 pm

To Jane H
I tried your mashed potatoes and did them about 10 days ahead of Christmas, I froze them and then my friend said oh no they will not freeze, so I worried, until Christmas Morning when I got up early and put them in the crock pot like you said for 3-5 hours and they were just like fresh, everyone loved them. So you can freeze them. Make them early. Thanks so much for the great recipe.
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