Friday, 5 February 2010

Mashed Potato

I love mashed potato, but I hate peeling potatoes...

So, I cook loads of potatoes at once - 3 or 4kg usually - when we're due to have mash with a meal. Mash them as usual, take out what you need for the current meal, then package up the rest of the mash into portion sizes (I freeze 2 portions in one bag).

Then, I tend to get them out of the freezer the morning we need them for tea and let them defrost all day. To reheat, I put them in a pan on a low-ish heat, with a bit of butter and keep stirring until they return to the appropriate consistency.

They also are good for using as shepherds/cottage pie toppings - as they reheat in the oven.

1 comment:

  1. I've tried doing this - I've tried it with mushy peas too - one soaking and cooking for several portions (is the theory). However, when there's more in the pan, we then eat more! Greedy gutses!