Surprise Potatoes Recipe

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This simple side is put together in no time. While it is baking, you will be able to prepare the rest of your meal.—Ruth Montogomery, Tullahoma, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 medium white potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 261 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Shred the potatoes and rinse in cold water. Drain thoroughly. Place in a greased 9-in. square baking pan; pour cream over all and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Cover with foil and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours. Uncover and bake 30 minutes longer or until lightly browned on top. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Surprise Potatoes in Country Woman September/October 1990, p35

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