It is now Autumn and that means potluck dinners and Thanksgiving celebrations. This is a wonderful side dish to either make and take or make, bake and devour. Either way, it will be a real hit on the table.
- 2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cut in 2 inch pieces
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 cup fresh corn kernals (frozen can be used-thawed)
- 1 cup asparagus, cut in 1 inch pieces
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup butter
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups panko crumbs
- 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 3 tbsp. butter
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In large pot, boil potatoes until tender (about 15-17 minutes). Drain. With a potato masher, mash the potatoes and then place in food processor. (this step prevents lumpy potatoes).
Now add the sour cream, 2 tbsp. butter, 1 egg, pinch of salt, paprika and minced garlic. Mix until completely smooth.
In a skillet, add the olive oil and saute the vegetables until tender (6-8 minutes). Transfer these to a buttered 1 1/2 qt. baking dish. Scoop the potatoes over the top, spreading to the dish edge. Sprinkle the top with the panko crumbs and grated cheese. Then dot the 3 tbsp. of butter over the top.
Bake only until the top is getting browned. This will make 8 plus servings. A great dish to make.
There, didn’t I tell you it was great?