Mashed potatoes are a crowd favorite at dinner parties or holiday meals. Here's a clever trick to keeping them warm before serving: throw them in a crock-pot or slow cooker.
Make a batch of mashed potatoes. Add butter, milk and seasonings according to your preferences.
Melt several tablespoons butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Brush melted butter on the inside of the crock-pot with a pastry brush to keep the potatoes from sticking to the inside of the pot.
Scoop the mashed potatoes into the crock-pot. Add several dollops of butter to the top of the potatoes to keep them moist.
Set the crock-pot to low. Fold a couple of paper towels in half and place them under the crock-pot lid to absorb any condensation.
Stir the potatoes occasionally. Add more milk or butter as needed to keep the mashed potatoes moist.