Saturday, December 24, 2011

Miss Polly's Perfect Potatoes


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Today has been a busy day.  I spent most of my time in the kitchen.  I was preparing out Christmas Eve dinner and also making cakes for the soup kitchen tonight.  Bill, Cally and I served dinner at the soup kitchen tonight.

For our dinner we had Ham, Green Beans, Scalloped Corn, Miss Polly's Perfect Potatoes, Spicy Sweet Potatoes, Deviled Eggs, Rolls, 7-up Salad, Lemon Meringue Pie and Cherry Pie.  I am stuffed and it was all sooooo goooood!

Miss Polly's Perfect Potatoes is a recipe that was entered in the fair for the cheese category and took 2nd place in 2005, it was made by a friend of our family, Gaybrielle R.  I think the secret ingredient of these potatoes is the french onion chip dip.  The dip makes these potatoes really flavorful.  And a nice thing about these potatoes is you do not have to peel them, I love that part!  These potatoes have become a favorite for our family.

I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Miss Polly's Perfect Potatoes
source: Gaybrielle R

5 lbs red skin potatoes (I used white skin potatoes)
1/2 C butter, no substitutes
1 (12oz) container French onion chip dip
1 (8oz) cream cheese
1 t salt
1 T pepper (optional)
1 (12oz) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
6 oz french fried onions

Place potatoes in a large stock pot, add water to cover.  Bring to a boil; cook until tender; drain.  Mash potatoes with butter, dip, cream cheese, salt and pepper.  Spoon potatoes into buttered 9 x 13 baking dish.  Top with shredded cheese.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.  Sprinkle onions over top and bake for 1-2 additional minutes.  Serves 6-8