Prep 16 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
this comes from "molly's cookbook"
- 6 large potatoes
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 6 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese
- 1 dash paprika
- peel the potatoes and then cut them into 4 pieces.
- put the potatoes into a 2-quart saucepan. add enough cold water to cover them.
- turn the heat under the water on high & bring the water to a boil. large bubbles on the surface will burst when it's boiling.
- turn the heat down until the water simmers or bubbles slightly. put the lid on the saucepan and cook the potatoes for 20 minutes.
- after 20 minutes, insert a fork into a potato piece. if it goes in easily, the potatoes are done.
- place a colander into the sink. pour the potato water into the sink via colander.
- put the potatoes back into the saucepan. use a electric mixer to beat the potatoes until they are smooth.
- add all of the other ingrediants except the chees & paprika in with the potatoes, using the mixer to beat the potatoes until they are light and fluffy.
- preheat the oven to 350 degrees. use paper towels tto grease the baking dish with shortning. spoon 6 mounds of mashed potatoes, each about 3-inches high, into a baking dish.
- use a rubber spatula to shape the potatoes into volcanoes. use a spoon the make a crater in the top of each volcano.
- fill each volcano with a tablespoon of grated cheese. sprinkle with paprika on top.
- bake the volcano potatoes until the cheese melts and browns slightly.
- remove the potatoes from the oven. use a metal spatula to loosen the potatoes carefully fromt he bottom of the baking dish. lift them directly onto 6 dinner plates.
What a fun way to serve mashed potatoes. I am probably not the best at making a Volcano but they tasted great. I used seasoned salt for the salt but other than that made as directed and they were great. Thanks so much for sharing.