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How many days in advance can you peel potatoes for mashed potatoes

asked by JLJ about 6 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

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added about 6 years ago

You can do it one day in advance, but keep the potatoes covered with water (and refrigerated).

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added about 6 years ago

I'd rather get other stuff done and do the potatoes at the last minute. Do keep them in water whenever making them in advance.

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added about 6 years ago

Potatoes lose lots of starch sitting in water. I would do it as close to last minute as possible and always keep fully immersed in water.