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Encourage guests to mingle by serving these cute little morsels. They’re transportable, mess-free and easy to eat in a few bites.
MAKES:
40 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:
40 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese

Directions

In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Remove from the heat.
Combine the flour and potato flakes; slowly stir into pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny. Stir in cheese.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Swiss Potato Puffs in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 potato puff: 37 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Remove from the heat.
  2. Combine the flour and potato flakes; slowly stir into pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny. Stir in cheese.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Swiss Potato Puffs in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2012, p41

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