Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Week 10: Twice Baked Potato Casserole

The Recipe
6 large potatoes
1 tsp salt
A dash of pepper
60g butter
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 cup hot milk
3 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup sour cream

Scrub potatoes, pierce skins and bake at 200C for 60 minutes. Cut potatoes and scoop out pulp; mash. Add salt, pepper, butter, and cheese; beat well. Add hot milk and beat until fluffy and cheese is melted. Stir in green onions and sour cream; blend. Reduce oven temperature to 175C. Spoon potatoes into an baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 15 minutes.

The Verdict
I usually love mashed potatoes and especially baked mashed potatoes, so had high hopes for this one. And it was okay... just not as terrific as I had expected. Part of this was because of the green onions - 15 minutes just wasn't enough to get them properly done, so they were too crunchy and tangy compared to the rest of the dish. I should probably just have left them out. In the end, too much hassle for not a particularly satisfying result.

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