Prep1 hr 15 mins
I have been making these for years, and I always make lots to freeze! --- The potatoes must be baked firstly, cooled completely then frozen, do not omit the eggs and warm the whipping cream with butter on top of the stove firstly, or the potato filling will not freeze properly and become soggy and soft when reheated --- the amounts listed are for 7 jumbo russet potatoes, if you are making to freeze then you may easily double or triple the amounts, keeping the green onion amount as stated in recipe or you may increase slightly --- the potatoes may be used right away or frozen, directions include method for both --- purchase the jumbo russet potatoes for this.
- 7 jumbo russet potatoes
- 1⁄2 cup whipping cream
- 3⁄4 cup butter (can use more butter)
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 6 green onions, finely chopped (or to taste)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons seasoning salt (or to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
- grated old cheddar cheese (for top)
- Prick a couple of holes in each potato with a fork.
- Bake potatoes in a 350 degree oven until soft (if your potatoes are extra big this might take about 1 hour and 15 minutes or more).
- Let cool for about 20-30 minutes then slice about 1/2-inch off the top off each potato.
- Carefully scoop out the pulp with a spoon leaving about 1/4-in potato inside the shell.
- Place the pulp into a large bowl.
- In a saucepan heat the whipping cream with butter over low heat until the butter has melted; cool for about 15 minutes, then pour over the potato pulp.
- Add 1 large egg, 1 yolk, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (or more if desired) 1 cup grated cheddar cheese and finely chopped green onions.
- Using a hand mixer beat on high speed until smooth.
- Add in seasoned salt and black pepper to taste.
- Place on a baking sheet, then fill each shell with potato mixture.
- Sprinkle the tops with a small amount parmesan cheese.
- Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 25 minutes or until the potato filling is set.
- Cool completely then freeze.
- TO SERVE; a day ahead remove from freezer and thaw the potatoes in the refrigerator overnight.
- Heat in a 300 degree oven until hot.
- Remove from oven then sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese, then return to oven for 5 minutes until the cheese has melted.
- The potatoes can also be heated in the microwave on HIGH until hot.
I think I did it wrong. I used my stand mixer to mix it but it didn't turn out creamy, still very chunky. After I baked it I had my skins swimming in butter. I guess you need to make sure you mix it a lot. I also was unsure as the amount of onion. I used 1/4 of a yellow onion and it is very oniony and I had doubled the batch. So it doesn't take much onion. Maybe next time I will hand mash the potatoes. I wanted this to work. I guess the moral is don't make a big batch until you know it will turn out.
I tried these with a friend as part of a freezer meal line up. We realized too late that we were missing the parmesan cheese so we left it out. It didn't matter, they were wonderful. Oh the smell in the kitchen was scrumptious too. I bought the potatoes at Sams, they were very large. I took home 8 for my freezer and later realized my husbands birthday was on Saturday. I just popped them out of the freezer the night before and heated them before the guests arrived. I sliced them in half. I received lots of compliments and no leftovers. Thanks Kittencal!!!
I have to say these tasted as if they were made that day. And even better because I didn't have to be in the kitchen for hours that day! And I have more in the freezer for next time! Thanks Kit for a keeper (again!)