My Dad goes crazy for mashed potatoes. Actually, potatoes in general. And this recipe was a creation of his that he served to some of their Bed and Breakfast guests.  He prefers to just fry up his potatoes and eat them golden brown with ketchup, but I really like this simple little bake in the oven recipe for using left over mashed potatoes!

Use Left Over Mashed Potatoes in these Potato Boats

Use Left Over Mashed Potatoes in these Potato Boats

POTATO BOATS:

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves 8

What you need:

  • 8 cups of mashed potatoes(you will need 8 to 10 potatoes depending on the size; these can be cooked and mashed the day before)
  • 1 Cup of cooked chopped bacon
  • ½ Cup chopped green onions
  • ½ Cup shredded extra old cheddar cheese
  • ½ Cup shredded extra old cheddar cheese for sprinkling on top
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


What you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Potato mix

    Potato mix

  2. If potatoes are cold, heat in microwave until they are heated right through the center.
  3. In a large bowl mix together potatoes, bacon, onions and ½ cup cheddar cheese and salt and pepper.
  4. Press 1 cup of mix in each boat (a 5 inch oven proof oval dish).
  5. Press a well in the center to hold egg.
  6. Crack egg and pour into center.
  7. Sprinkle each boat with a liberal amount  of cheddar cheese & green onion.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes until egg is cooked.
  9. Sprinkle remainder of cheese and top with 2 chive sprigs.

    The 'well'

    The 'well'

Almost ready for the oven

Almost ready for the oven

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