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3 hrs 20 mins
The traditional way of making one of the Finnish Christmas staples. Flour is added to warm, mashed potatoes and the mixture left to stand in a warm place for several hours. The amylase in the flour begins to break down the potato starch into sugars, sweetening the dish. Now, try as I might, I can never get it to work well enough and have to resort to the modern way of adding treacle!! So, I'm listing it as an optional ingredient!
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- 1Brush potatoes clean and place in a pot. Add enough water to just cover the potatoes and cook until done.
- 2Pour off water and wait for the moisture to evaporate. Once they feel dry, peel and mash hot potatoes. Add flour, mix, and let the mixture stand in a warm place (around 50 C - not a lot warmer than that or the process will be stopped) for 3-4 hours or overnight.
- 3Preheat oven to 150°C.
- 4Melt butter. Heat milk. Add melted butter and warm milk into the potato mixture, along with salt and nutmeg. Mix well.
- 5Taste the casserole and if it's not as sweet as you would like, add treacle to taste and mix.
- 6Pour into greased oven dishes. Only fill the dishes half full as the casserole will bubble and rise a lot in the oven.
- 7Drizzle some treacle on top of each casserole. Bake in the preheated oven for 2-3 hours.
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Nutritional Facts for Sweetened Potato Casserole (Imelletty Perunalaatikko)
Serving Size: 1 (269 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 366.9
- Calories from Fat 134
- Total Fat 14.9 g
- Saturated Fat 9.3 g
- Cholesterol 43.7 mg
- Sodium 1018.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 49.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 6.2 g
- Sugars 2.9 g
- Protein 8.9 g