This potato casserole recipe will have your friends asking for the recipe! Once you cook your potatoes, you mash them with some surprising ingredients to make what some call a potato soufflé. It’s a perfect side dish for any meal – make sure you make enough for everyone to have seconds, no one will have just one helping of these delicious potatoes.
Since everything starts with the potato, make sure you use the best kind for mashing: the Yukon gold. These potatoes are the best for any use – their high water content ensures they are never dry in the middle when baked or fried; always delivering the best taste and texture. (If you’re using Russets, don’t over mash them or they turn glutinous.)
This potato casserole is best served immediately after baking. If you wait, it will deflate just a little, but the potatoes are still absolutely delicious.
Potato Casserole Recipe
Ingredients for Potato Casserole:
- 3 cups mashed potatoes (5 or 6 potatoes)
- 3 egg whites, stiffly beaten (reserve the yolks)
- 1 cup cream-style cottage cheese
- ½ cup sour cream
- 3 egg yolks, beaten
- 3 tablespoons grated onions
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ¾ tsp. rosemary
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
Directions for making Potato Casserole:
Cook and mash the potatoes. Set aside until they are only slightly warm.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 2-quart shallow casserole dish. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until they are stiff. Set aside for just a minute.
In another large mixing bowl, put the mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, sour cream, egg yolks, grated onion, 2 tablespoons melted butter, garlic powder, rosemary, salt and pepper. Mix with an electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy. Using a spatula, gently fold in the stiffly-beaten egg whites by hand (don’t use the “fold” setting on the mixer; this should be done by hand).
Carefully spoon the potato mixture into the prepared baking dish. Dot the top with the 1 tablespoon of butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until the casserole is puffed and the top is golden. Serve immediately.
(From BHG America’s Best Loved Community Recipes)
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