Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Browned Potato Puree

Put 3 tablespoonfuls of good dripping into your soup-kettle and fry in it 1 dozen potatoes which have been pared, quartered, and laid in cold water for an hour. With them should go into the boiling fat a large, sliced onion. Cook fast but do not let them scorch. When they are browned add two quarts of boiling water, cover the pot, and simmer until the potatoes are soft and broken. Rub through a colander back into the kettle and stir in a great spoonful of butter rolled in browned flour, a tablespoonful of browned parsley, salt and pepper to taste. In another saucepan make a sugarless custard of a cup of boiling milk and 2 well-beaten eggs; take from the fire and beat fast for 1 minute, put into a heated tureen, beat in the potato and serve.—From "The National Cook Book," by Marion Harland and Christine Terhune Herrick.

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