Monday, October 10, 2011

Snowy Mashed Potatoes

So what is the ONE thing that no thanksgiving dinner can go without?!
Mashed potatoes of course! I have the ultimate recipe!!

This is a family recipe that will always be a part of my thanksgiving dinner! Like I mentioned in my last post, Dan and I went camping for Thanksgiving and let me tell you, it was well worth the chilly nights snuggling with the dogs. If you have never done Thanksgiving by the camp fire, you are truly missing out.
I made these potatoes ahead of time and brought them with us to cook over the camp fire, the smokey taste that the camp fire added was wonderful. FYI they also freeze well.
Now like many family recipes... these mashed potatoes are far from healthy, but for a holiday meal, that doesn't matter.

This makes a huge batch, but trust me, the left overs will be gone before you know it.
  • 12 medium russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1-8oz package of cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 bulb roasted garlic
  • a dash of paprika 
Boil potatoes until softened, then drain. Mash the potatoes.
Mix remaining ingredients together except egg, using only 1/4 cup of the butter. Add to the potatoes.
Add 1 slightly beaten egg yolk and mix thoroughly.
Beat egg white until stiff then fold into potatoes.
Place the potatoes into a well greased, 10 cup casserole dish. Sprinkle some paprika on top and cubes of the remaining 1/4 cup of butter.
Cover with foil (at this point it can be refrigerated, or frozen)
Bake for 30 min on 350F or until heated through.

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