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potato pillows

Recipe by
Robyn Bruce
Linglestown, PA

Even though the recipe doesn't call for these, I like to add a little garlic powder and a little bit of dried parsley flakes to my "batter". It just adds a little bit more flavor and a little bit of "pretty".

yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For potato pillows

  • 6 md
    potatoes, peeled
  • 1/3 to 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    softened butter
  • 1/4 tsp
  • dash
    of pepper
  • 2
  • butter, melted

How To Make potato pillows

  • 1
    Cut potatoes into large pieces.
  • 2
    Heat 2 inches water to boiling in a pot. Add potatoes.
  • 3
    Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook pieces for 20-25 minutes, or until tender; drain. Shake pan gently over low heat to dry potatoes.
  • 4
    Heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease or spray a cookie sheet.
  • 5
    Mash the potatoes until no lumps remain. Beat in milk in small amounts (the amount needed to make potatoes smooth and fluffy depends on the type of potatoes you use).
  • 6
    Add ½ cup butter or margarine, salt and pepper. Beat vigorously until potatoes are light and fluffy.
  • 7
    Add eggs and beat until blended.
  • 8
    Drop potato mixture by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
  • 9
    Brush with melted butter.
  • 10
    Bake 15 minutes or until light brown.