Potato Puff Recipe
This wonderfully rich potato casserole complements a variety of main courses. I've shared the recipe with so many people, I can almost recite it by heart!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings
- 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
- 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash.
- 2. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks, milk, salt, basil and pepper. Gradually stir into mashed potatoes. Fold in 1 cup cheese. In a small bowl, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form; fold into potato mixture.
- 3. Spoon into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.
1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 225 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein.
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