were another staple I grew up with. They were fairly
inexpensive and were great baked or put in a pie. Baked
potatoes were just eaten with a little butter.
To make a potato pie, you need:
Boil the potatoes
until tender. When you stick a fork in them it should go in
easy but you don't want them to fall apart.
Let the potatoes cool and then peel them.
Put the potatoes in a large mixing bowl and mash them
thoroughly with a potato masher. Melt the butter and pour it
and the other ingredients in the bowl of potatoes. Stir until
Whether you used a ready made pie crust or just cookies, pour
the potatoes mixture into the crust.
Put into an oven preheated to 375 degrees. Cook for about
35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center
comes out dry.
I like to eat the pie while still hot. It's good cold too
If you want you can make a meringue topping by blending
confectionary sugar with egg whites. After the pie is almost
done, spread the meringue thinly across the top. Continue
baking until the meringue turns light brown. If you use the
meringue, you can add the egg yokes to the pie if you like. I
prefer my pie without eggs, so I just save the yokes for
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