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January 24, 2013

Baked Mashed Potatoes

Bake mashed potatoes in a muffin pan and see how surprised your family will be!  It looks just like a muffin, but it is really only the outside which has been baked to hold it together. The inside is soft mash.

I like Parmesan on top whereas the most of my family prefer Cheddar - it is really up to you which one to use. {left is a muffin topped with Cheddar and on the right with Parmesan}.

As with normal mashed potatoes I serve them with a sauce which could be a gravy or a store-bought packet of cheese sauce.  {which is what I used - Cheddar Cheese Sauce with Black Peppercorns and extra Cheddar stirred through until melted}

Baked Mashed Potatoes

{makes 12 muffin size servings}

{adapted by me from the recipe book Spyskaarte vir Elke Seisoen}

5 Large Potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
3 t Garlic, crushed
4 TB Butter
1/2 t Nutmeg
Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
2 Extra-Large Eggs, separated
Cheddar or Parmesan to top, grated

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - Spray a 12 hole muffin pan with Spray'N Cook.
2.) Boil the Potatoes and Garlic in lightly salted water until just soft enough to mash - drain, using a colander, and transfer to a mixing bowl - mash the potatoes with the tiny bits of Garlic.
3.) Add the Butter, stir through, and add the Nutmeg together with the Salt & Pepper - add the Egg Yolks and quickly stir into the potato mixture.
4.) In a separate bowl, beat the Egg Whites until stiff, but not dry - fold this into the potatoes.
5.) Fill the muffin pan holes with the Potato mixture - sprinkle Cheddar or Parmesan Cheese over - bake 25 - 30 minutes until just starting to brown.
6.) Remove from the oven - wait a minute or two and then lift out using a large table spoon.

Serve immediately with a sauce of your choice or extra Butter.

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  1. That looks so delicious, I want some now!

  2. Pinning this! Looks amazing! Can't wait to try it.

  3. My kids would think this is the coolest thing ever! LOL. Seriously, just because it's a little different than usual. I need to try this the next time we have mashed potatoes!

  4. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing this on Manic Monday :)

  5. Oh, this looks so good! I would love it if you would share it on my brand new dinner time recipes linky!

  6. Hi Linda,
    Your Baked Mashed Potatoes look very good. Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday.
    Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Do you think this would work with leftover mashed potatoes?

  8. Do you think this would work with leftover mashed potatoes?


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