Saturday, March 14, 2009

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Ok, so I LOVE mashed potatoes. But I want them ready when I get home from being at church meetings, volunteering, etc. I also hate watching them boil because I have a little climber who wants me to hold him every minute I'm standing in front of the stove. So I developed a way to get the potatoes cooked without me standing over the stove! This way you can do all of the prep work before leaving for the day, without worrying that the potatoes will turn brown! Pull out your slow cooker and your mixer, and you're good to go.

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
Potatoes, cut in 2-inch cubes (peel if you want to)
Water to cover potatoes
(you'll add other stuff...milk, sour cream, butter, garlic, etc)

Wash, cut (and peel, if desired) your potatoes, place the pieces in your crock pot. Fill your crock pot with enough water to cover the potatoes. Add 1 tsp salt (if desired). Cook on high 3-4 hours, or low 8 hours or until potatoes are easily pierced by a fork. Drain liquid (you can use it to make potato bread or add some back to the potatoes instead of milk...the liquid is very high in nutrients). Place potatoes in mixer (or a big bowl if you're mashing by hand) and mix. Add milk, butter, garlic salt, sour cream, or whatever else you like in your mashed potatoes. Mix until they're as smooth as you like them. Serve and enjoy!!