Old Fashioned Potato Loaf

Martha Price

By
@Karenella

My grandmother used to make this when I was a little girl when my siblings and I would spend the weekend. We loved it! Grandma is 100-years-old now and is unable to cook anymore, so it is my pleasure and honor to cook this and her other favorites for her when I visit!
This is a great barbecue side dish, as it can be made a day or two ahead of time, so you have more free time while barbecuing. In fact, it is better to chill the potato mixture overnight or all day.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Cheese and potatoes! This wonderful recipe amplifies that great flavor combo into a stellar presentation. Terrific with steak or pork... or, well, anything!

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
flour
1 c
half and half (grandma used full cream!)
salt and pepper to taste
5 medium
cooked potatoes, cooled and chopped
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley
chopped green onion to taste (optional)
1/2 c
(or more!) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt butter. Gradually stir in flour. Slowly add cream, stirring constantly over simmer heat until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
2
Gently add potatoes, parsley and green onion (if using) to sauce and simmer 2 minutes longer.
3
Turn into a well-oiled oblong pan and press down firmly. Chill for several hours.
4
Half an hour before serving time, turn loaf out onto an oven-proof pan. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350ยบ for 20 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #cheese, #easy, #make, #ahead