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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tasty Tuesdays

Tasty Tuesdays: Potatoes

If there's one thing that I love to indulge in it's potatoes! I know...sounds silly...but I'm sure you'll agree! I love mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, roasted potatoes, fried potatoes, french fries and just about any other which way you can make a potato!

That's why I love this Tasty Tuesdays! Plus, today's Tasty Tuesdays recipe is making it to my Easter Dinner Table this year. I'm not a "traditional Easter Dinner" maker...I always prepare a special meal...but it's not always the same each year. This year we have a lot of people to please so we're making a fun smorgasbord of delicious recipes...this being one of them...

Party Potatoes

The best part about this recipe is that you can make these ahead of time and they taste great!!!

Ingredients:

10 medium potatoes (Russet works well)
6 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp. onion salt (occasionally I use garlic salt instead or one tsp. of each)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 TB butter
Grated/Shredded cheddar cheese (about 2-4 cups depending on your taste)
Paprika (I just sprinkle it over the top)

Directions:

Peel and quarter potatoes. You will have 7-8 cups peeled potatoes. Put potatoes in large saucepan with water to cover.Bring to a boil and boil until tender, about 20-25 minutes. Drain well. Mash until smooth with potato masher or electric mixer. Mix cream cheese with sour cream or yogurt, onion salt and pepper. Beat into the potatoes and beat with a whisk until smooth and fluffy. Taste for seasoning: you may wish to add a teaspoon of plain salt. Place in two-quart casserole or a refrigerator container. Cool and cover.

To serve, place desired amount in greased casserole, dot with butter or margarine and sprinkle with paprika or top with lots of cheese (freshly grated, if possible).

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, uncovered, until heated through.

Makes 8-10 servings.

Tastes best if refrigerated 12-24 hours before baking. Can be kept in covered refrigerator container for up to two weeks.

POTATOES WITH CHIVES: Instead of 2 tsp. onion salt, use 1 tsp garlic salt or onion salt, 1 tsp. plain salt, and one tbsp. minced freeze-dried or fresh chives.

Do you have a delicious potato recipe you'd like to share? Leave us a comment and tell us all about it! We'd love to hear from you!

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