Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cheesey Cottage Potatoes

(I don't remember where I saw this picture, but wanted to give you a smile!=)

This dish takes me back to my childhood, as its one my mom often made.

She was quite an amazing lady.  I learned so much from her example of goodness and godliness.

Her children, and grandchildren alike, have deemed her a 'saint'.  She went to her Heavenly Home after developing a blood clot in her lung after knee surgery in December 1987, at the young age of 64. (As I was recovering from brain tumor surgery...but that's a story for another time).

Anyway - those things came to mind as I considered sharing this great dish with you.

It's easy to make and can be made a day ahead of time. 

This is a requested dish my own children and families enjoy often at our shared meals.

I've made it so many times, I don't even look at a recipe anymore.


COTTAGE POTATOES
(From The Better Baker)

10 lg. potatoes, cooked in skins
1 med. onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1 slice fresh bread, torn into bite-sized pieces
1/2 lb. Velveeta cheese, chunked
8 Tb. margarine or butter, melted, divided
1 small jar pimentos, drained (optional)
1/4 c. milk
2 c. crushed corn flakes

Cool potatoes; peel and cut into bite sized chunks.  Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 2.5 qt. baking dish.  Mix together potatoes, onion, salt, bread, cheese and pimentos.  Mix with 6 Tb. melted margarine and place into prepared dish. Pour milk over potatoes. (If making ahead, I wait to add milk and topping just before baking)

Topping: Combine crushed corn flakes with remaining margarine and spread evenly over top.  Bake uncovered for 35 - 45 minutes or until brown and bubbly.

              Made it on Monday

5 comments :

Angie said...

Yummy!! One of my favorites. I have never seen it made like this. I am going to have to try it.

Betsy said...

And I thought i was the only one that saw faces in my food! ha.

Jessica said...

Yummy, in my tummy!!

~Jessica~

Jane said...

Wow, Marsha. I didn't realize you lost your Mom so young. I know we've never met in person but you seem just like your sweet Mom!

It's funny how some dishes bring us back to our childhood. For me, it's Shepherd's Pie. My Mom made it different from anyone I know.

Thanks for sharing another favorite! :)

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Anything that is a CARB...calls my name!