Thursday, June 21, 2012
- 4 lbs. potatoes, mashed
- 1 lb. bacon, cooked and chopped
- 4 medium leek
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 3 Tbsp. flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 cups grated cheddar
- salt and pepper
DirectionsSlice Leek into thin rings and cook in water with salt until tender. Drain the leeks well and set aside.
In a pan melt the butter, then stir in flour. Once it's blended well, stir in the milk a little at a time, making a white sauce. Remove from heat and stir in 2 cups of cheddar. You could add spices of your choice at this point, such as nutmeg. Add the cooked leeks to the sauce and stir well.
Take 1/2 of the mashed potatoes and make a layer in a 9X13 inch pan. Next layer in the leek, then the rest of the potatoes. Cover with last cup of cheese, and sprinkle with bacon.
Bake in 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
Source: This is one of my Mom's standby recipes that her family of 9 children enjoyed without complaining!
By LovingLynden from Lynden, WA
Onion Potato Pie
- 4 cups shredded hash browns (it calls for frozen, but I use boiled, grated potatoes)
- 5 Tbsp. melted butter (You know me, low fat. I used 3 Tbsp. light olive oil.)
- 1/2 tsp. salt.
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1/2 cup sweet pepper (red or green)
- 1 cup diced ham - optional (It didn't call for any meat, but I had some leftover ham to add.)
- 1 cup shredded cheese (any kind you like cheddar, Swiss, or low fat *smile* Mozzarella)
- 3 eggs slightly beaten together with 1/3 cup of milk
Mix hash browns and 5 Tbsp. melted butter (or 3 Tbsp. olive oil), and salt. Press this mixture into the bottom and around the sides of a greased 9 inch pie pan.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 25-30 or until edges are browned. Cool to room temperature. Reduce the oven to 350 degrees F.
Saute onion, pepper and ham in remaining butter or oil until pepper and onion is tender. Spoon into potato crust. Sprinkle the cheese over the onion mixture.
Pour the egg-milk mixture over the top. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving. 6-8 servings.
Very good leftovers to heat in the microwave. This could be started earlier in the day, and refrigerated. You could even bake the crust ahead, then just pour in the ingredients and bake as directed. If the ingredients are cold from the fridge, it might take a few minutes extra to bake it.
By Harlean from Hot Springs, Arkansas