Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is one of those comfort foods my mom makes for me when I was sick as a child. I have always been "sickly" and had pneumonia quite a bit and had to even be home schooled for a while in 1st grade. I could manage to keep this down because it's pretty light and it made me feel special because she always made it at my request.
- 2 cups hot mashed potatoes, unseasoned
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- salt and pepper, to taste
- paprika, to make it look pretty
- To the mashed potatoes, add the butter, milk, and the lightly-beaten egg yolks.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold them into the well-blended potato mixture.
- Pile the mass into a well-greased baking dish. With the back of a spoon, make pretty waves (like you would a meringue) in the potatoes and sprinkle with paprika. Also, dot with extra butter, if desired.
- Bake at 375 for 20-30 min, just until potatoes start to look a bit dried out and start to brown. Let cool a minute or two and serve.
Very good just as it is. Easy to dress up this recipe by adding little extras like your favorite cheese or spice. I made them in individual baking cups for my family with each one seasoned the way they wanted.
These are light and fluffy, and totally tasty! I added about 2 Tbsps. roasted garlic to the mix, and really liked it. This would be a good dish for any holiday because it's so easy to prepare.
I made this recipe for ZWT3. The potatoes were light & fluffy - a nice change & a good addition to our dinner party.