old fashioned potato loaf

★★★★★ 6
a recipe by
Martha Price
San Jose, CA

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

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6
serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For old fashioned potato loaf

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

How To Make old fashioned potato loaf

  • 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 350º for 20 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
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