Clipped from a newspaper food section, but I don't remember which one anymore. The sweet potato topping caught my eye, and I thought it might be good to make. Posted here so I wouldn't lose the recipe.
This has been a holiday tradition and special occasion dish in our home and with our friends...I usually serve them with baked ham, but when the meal calls for mashed potatoes, and you want to give your family a treat, I suggest you try these! YUM!
Try this tasty way to "dressup" ordinary mashed potatoes & add flavour zip to what you see as a plain meal. It was suggested as a side-dish by the National Pork Producers Council & I esp like it w/skillet browned smoked pork chops. Enjoy!
WOW! These are soooo good and they look so fancy! A bit more work than traditional potato recipes but they look amazing! The original recipe called for 1/2 cup melted butter - but I used about 1/4 cup.
Champ,a mixture of mashed potatoes and scallions that is sometimes called poundies, is served with a mound of melted butter in the center. Traditionally, it's eaten with a spoon, starting from the outside of the mound and dipping each spoonful into the butter. In the old days, the tool used for mashing the potatoes was a pestle-shaped instrument called a "beetle," thus the old Irish poem There was an old woman who lived in a lamp; she had no room to beetle her champ. She's up'd with her beetle and broke the lamp, and now she has room to beetle her champ.
I have found a new love... blue cheese! I have been trying to find new ways to use it in recipes. Today I was watching hot of the grill with Bobby Flay and he made these beautiful cakes. Panko bread crumbs are Japanese bread crumbs. They help give a light crust to the cakes. This recipe is a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes! Hope you enjoy them!
This is sort of a variation on the twice baked potatoe. You can use any shredded cheese, I like a cheddar blend, but taco cheese or monterey jack works well also. Use more or less cheese/bacon, according to your family's taste. Turkey bacon works too.