my grandma's pennsylvania dutch potato filling

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By Bill Heleine
from Sharon, PA

This is a great side dish for any meal, that is quick and easy to make.

serves 8-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For my grandma's pennsylvania dutch potato filling

  • FOR THE FILLING
  • 6
    slices of bread
  • 1\4 c
    olive oil
  • 5
    celery stalks
  • 1
    large onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    pepper
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • FOR THE MASHED POTATOES
  • 8
    white or gold potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped garlic
  • 6 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make my grandma's pennsylvania dutch potato filling

  • 1
    The night before, cut bread into cubes, place on a cookie sheet, cover with a paper towel and dry overnight.
  • 2
    Finely chop celery and onion.
  • 3
    Place olive oil in a pan and warm on medium heat. Add the onion, celery, 2 tablespoons parsley, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 tablespoon pepper to the frying pan and fry until tender. This will take 5-10 minutes.
  • 4
    Add the dried bread cubes to the pan and mix in with the cooked vegetables. Set this mixture aside.
  • 5
    Peel potatoes, cut them in quarters, and then boil until fork tender. Drain.
  • 6
    Add the melted butter to the potatoes and mash them. Add enough milk until the potatoes are slightly creamy. Add the garlic, salt and pepper and stir in.
  • 7
    Add the vegetable and bread cube mixture to the mashed potatoes and stir well by hand until combined.
  • 8
    Place the mixture in a 9 X 13 nonstick baking or ceramic baking pan and smooth out the top using a fork. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until browned on top.

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