Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes
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Why This Recipe Works
For evenly cooked potatoes in the slow cooker, we use a small amount of water and a parchment shield to create a moist, steamy environment. Thinly sliced potatoes cook more evenly than chunks, and boiling the water first jump-starts the cooking process. We brush the top layer of potatoes with melted butter to prevent discoloration and mash in the rest of the butter 4 hours later, when the potatoes are tender. Sour cream adds tang and extra creaminess to the spuds, and minced chives brighten them up.