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VEGETABLES. 193

MASHED POTATOES. (Warmed Over.)

To TWO cupfuls of cold mashed potatoes add a half cupful of milk, a pinch of salt, a tablespoonful of butter, two tablespoonfuls of flour and two eggs beaten to a froth. Mix the whole until thoroughly light ; then put into a pudding or vegetable dish, spread a little butter over the top and bake a golden brown. The quality depends upon very thoroughly beating the eggs before adding them, so that the potato will remain light and porous after baking, similar to sponge cake.

POTATO PUFFS.

PREPAEE the potatoes as directed for mashed potato. While hot, shape in balls about the size of an egg. Have a tin sheet well buttered, and place the balls on it. As soon as all are done, brush over with beaten egg. Brown in the oven. When done, slip a knife under them and slide them upon a hot platter. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

POTATOES A LA CREME.

HEAT a cupful of milk ; stir in a heaping tablespoonful of butter cut up in as much flour. Stir until smooth and thick; pepper and salt, and add two cupfuls of cold boiled potatoes, sliced, and a little very finely chopped parsley. Shake over the fire until the potatoes are hot all through, and pour into a deep dish.

NEW POTATOES AND CREAM.

WASH and rub new potatoes with a coarse cloth or scrubbing-brush ; drop into boiling water and boil briskly until done, and no more; press a potato against the side of the kettle with a fork ; if done, it will yield to a gentle pressure ; in a sauecpan have ready some butter and cream, hot, but not boiling, a little green parsley, pepper and salt; drain the potatoes, add the mixture, put over hot water for a minute

or two, and serve.

SARATOGA CHIPS.

PEEL good-sized potatoes, and slice them as evenly as possible. Drop them into ice- water ; have a kettle of very hot lard, as for cakes ; put a few at a time into a towel and shake, to dry the moisture out of them, and then drop them into the boiling lard. Stir them occasion- ally, and when of a light brown take them out with a skimmer, and they will be crisp and not greasy. Sprinkle salt over them while hot*

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