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Secrets for How to Make Mashed Potatoes Perfectly Every Time (Page 3)

Serve Them Hot

Pictured Recipe: Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Tip 2. Serve Them Hot

Mashed potatoes lose their luster as they sit. Try to serve them right away after finishing them. If you make them ahead and want to reheat them, do so slowly with the help of a double boiler. This way, they won't burn if they come in contact with the bottom of a saucepan on the stove. And since you won't be worried about burning, you can stir them less, which will prevent them from becoming gummy. This leads us to the next tip...

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