Jump to content

Potato bake - perparing in advance


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 aztecblue

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

Next week DS will be getting baptised in the morning and in the afternoon we are having his baptism/birthday party where we'll be serving a BBQ lunch. I am making 2 lots of potato bakes. As its going to be crazily busy that day, I would like to prepare the potato bakes fully in advance the night before (i.e. put the cream and cheese in as well) and refrigerate. Then after the baptism I can just take them straight  out of the fridge into the  oven as we have about 1.5 hr gap in between the two events.

Will the potato bakes be ok like this? Do the potatoes go brown overnight or anything?

Edited by mumto1boy, 25 January 2013 - 12:45 PM.


#2 ~Supernova~

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

Just make sure the potatoes are fully covered in cream and you will be good to go.

#3 elmo_mum

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

i would cook it the day before, and heat up the next day

#4 mmuc83

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (elmo_mum @ 25/01/2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i would cook it the day before, and heat up the next day


If you do this ensure that the cream is piping hot and served immediately once heated through ...

#5 TotesFeral

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Last time I prepared potato back in advance the potatos went brown/orange and then went black when I cooked it. And I only prepared it about 1.5 hours in advance. So no way would I do it the day before.

#6 aztecblue

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

Thanks it looks like I should be cooking it the night before then and then reheating in the oven the next day before the party.

Does anyone then know the best way to reheat the potato bake in the oven? Should I cover with foil or not, and what temp/how long to reheat? Thanks in advance

#7 Ice Queen

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

To cook in advance and reheat, I would cook it the day before in foil so it doesnt brown on top.  Then the next day cook it nice and hot and crisp the top up.  Just only 3/4 cook it the day before.

You could do the peeling and slicing the day before, put it in water and then put it in the fridge.  Drain well the next day, layer and cook.  Might work better.  The majority of time in potato bake is the peeling and slicing.

#8 credence

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

I would set the oven to about 180 and cover in foil and reheat for at least 1 hour, taking off the foil for the last 15 minutes.

You would be surprised how long it takes to reheat, especially if it's still cold from the fridge.

#9 Luci

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

I take a big potato bake to my MIL's every year at Christmas and I always cook it the day before and re-heat on Christmas Day.  

I usually re heat it in the microwave. It does take a while to re-heat right through, I normally give it about 10 mins in the microwave. To re heat in the oven would take at least 30 - 40 mins at 180.

Good luck, hope you have a nice day.

Luci

#10 Floki

Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Cook the potatoes the day before and put in an airtight container. Then on the day cover them in the cream and cheese and bake. The key is cooking the potatoes first.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'Tired' mum dies of undiagnosed diabetes

New mum Nicky Rigby thought her exhaustion was due to the demands of looking after her baby. But the 26-year-old was seriously ill with diabetes, and died due to her condition not being diagnosed.

20 signs of a great relationship

The secret to a perfect relationship is admitting you are wrong after an argument, five kisses a day and sex twice a week, a new survey suggests.

Video: emotional 60-second Robin Williams tribute

Take a minute to remember some of the greatest films of your childhood ... and have a few tissues close at hand.

The realities of escaping domestic violence

?Why doesn?t she just leave?? is the common question people ask when trying to understand domestic violence. For many, leaving the relationship is far from straightforward.

Home truths: the DIY dos and don'ts

A professional renovator gives advice on which jobs you should do yourself, and which you should outsource.

Parenting lessons I?ve yet to learn

Instead of writing about the stuff I do know since becoming a mum, I thought I'd share some of the things I don't. These are the lessons that motherhood hasn't taught me.

Will I be wrecked 'down there' after birth?

Did you worry about how you would look "down there" after giving birth? This mum-to-be found plenty of women willing to share their knowledge.

The new weekend playgroup for working mums

Playgroups are great for kids and parents alike - but the downside is that they often meet during the week, leaving working mums out of the loop.

Letting your toddler be the boss at bedtime

Sick of spending hours trying to get your toddler to sleep? These experts say giving your child more of a say at bedtime might be the answer.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

Consulting 'Dr Google' when you're pregnant

We're all guilty of turning to the internet for a quick answer when we need medical advice, but Dr Google should be approached with caution - especially when you're pregnant.

16 ways to tie a scarf

Scarfs are the perfect winter accessory. Whether you're freezing at soccer training or wanting to add a splash of colour to a monochrome top, the right scarf will sort you out in no time. Just ask Nina Proudman.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

The simple way to support other parents

We may be raising children of different ages and sexes, with different personalities, but we, as parents, aren't that different - we all have similar struggles, fears, doubts, responsibilities.

Seeing the big picture when it comes to parenting

Sometimes it feels like hundreds of tiny cracks are spreading across the surface of our lives, creeping slowly into the foundations and threatening to make them crumble. How do we hold it all together?

How to spot a lactaboobiephobia sufferer

Lactation consultant Meg Nagle refused to stay silent when Facebook removed two photos of her breastfeeding. Instead, she coined a term to describe those who don't recognise breastfeeding for the natural and non-sexual act that it is.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Smiggle is painting the town red!

We have 3 Red Smiggle prize packs to give away! Enter by posting a photo of something red to your Instagram.

Mum gives birth at school

Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. Others, like these 10 weird habits, crop up again and again.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.