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September 27, 2010

1 cup mashed potatoes (mashed with butter and milk, pepper and salt)

1 egg

½ cup cheese

a little milk or yoghurt if the mixture is too dry


  1. Mix the ingredients well in a mixing bowl. Reserve some cheese.
  2. Transfer ingredients into a muffin tin or place in one pile on a baking tray.  You can place the mixture in a wet cup and then turn it upside down onto the tray.
  3. Sprinkle with the reserved cheese and a little paprika if you have it.
  4.  Cook in a moderate oven for 20 minutes  or until golden brown.

Serve with Fresh Tomato Chilli Sauce

Additions:  You can add parsley or some coriander to the mixture.  


Egg in a Hole: You can make a hole in the centre of the puff with a small coconut cream tin. About 5 minutes before the end of cooking time, place an egg in the hole and return the puff to the oven. 

Mexican Potato Puff: Add a dollop of tomato salsa on top of the potato puff before serving; add a dollop of sour cream and chives before serving. 

Bacon Potato Puff:  Add a teaspoon of  browned bacon pieces to the mixture before cooking

Parsley Potato Puff:  Add a tablespoon of parsley to the mixture.

Orange Potato Puff:  Add a tbspn of grated orange zest to the mixture instead of cheese.


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