Mashed Potato Casserole (Perunasoselaatikko)

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This casserole is a traditional Christmas food, eaten with ham, boiled peas, boiled dried plums and pickled beets. Names in parentheses are used in Finland.

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  1. Peel potatoes.
  2. Boil them in salted water until soft. Mash them.
  3. Add milk and butter.
  4. Beat soft. Add eggs one at the time, beating.
  5. Add sugar and nutmeg.
  6. Pour into buttered casserole pot. (Sprinkle bread crumbs and little butter cubes on top.) Bake in 200 C oven for 30 - 40 minutes.
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My DH is Finn and I thought I would make something from his homeland..We were disappointed in this dish. Did not care for the flavor or the texture..

4 5

Very ice thanks Amanda. This has an interesting texture almost like a souffle when it first comes out of the oven. It needs to be well seasoned, some pepper would be a good addition, and next time I would sprinkle some cheese over.

5 5

Great in ramekin dishes for individual servings. I added cheese before the breadcrumbs for a crispier topping. I can't imagine having plain old mashed potato very often after discovering this recipe!