Lemon-Basil Potato Puff

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Rhonda J

I found this recipe in a Better Homes & Gardens magazine submitted by Kelly Thornberry,it was a $200.00 prize winner.

Top Review by Tamaretta

This new recipe was just so so for us. I too found it in the BH&G prize section. I followed the directions but the potatoes were very very dry, almost like instant potatoes in texture. We did enjoy the flavor of the lemon-basil and the cheesy topping. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook potatoes in a covered saucepan in boiling water 20-25 mins.
  2. or until tender.
  3. Mash& set aside.
  4. In a bowl combine breadcrumbs, margarine,& parsley.
  5. Press mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a lightly greased 1 1/2 qt.
  6. casserole dish.
  7. In a bowl combine egg yolks,basil, lemon peel& juice,salt& ground white pepper,stir in milk& 1 cup of the cheese.
  8. Stir this milk mixture into mashed potatoes.
  9. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form,fold into potato mixture.
  10. Transfer to prepared casserole and top with remaining cheese.
  11. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 45 mins.
  12. or until knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  13. Garnish with fresh snipped parsley.
  14. Makes 8-10 servings.

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