My brother and I are cooking Christmas dinner and were wondering if there is a way to make mashed potatoes the day before or maybe cook the potatoes and do the rest on the Christmas day? Can anyone help us.
My father's wife used to make many of her veggies (squash and potatoes, I suppose) the day before and reheat them slowly in the crock pot. As others have said, you'll have to add more cream, but they were always good.
Don't forget when boiling your peeled red potatoes, that after draining, throw them back into the empty hot pan. As soon as they stop steaming, they are ready for ricing. You'll get a much nicer texture this way.
Generally speaking, re-heating mashed potatoes doesn't come close to the freshly made variety.