While putting together my menu for my vintage dinner party, I made a vow to include a potato dish for my husband, who is not a lover of salad or eggplant.
This is a super easy recipe appropriate for solving that common post-family dinner problem-what to do with all those leftover mashed potatoes!
The recipe comes from Dr. Allinson’s Cookery Book, published in 1915. Thomas Allinson was a British doctor who advocated the vegetarian diet and the consumption of whole-grain breads.
• 2 pounds cold mashed potatoes
• One boiled onion
• 3 tablespoons butter plus small dish melted butter
• Yolk of one egg
• 1 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1 teaspoon thyme
• Salt and pepper to taste
Chop onion fine and mix it in a large bowl with the potatoes. Add the rest of the ingredients.
Roll the mixture into balls, about 2-3 inches round and place on greased cookie sheet.
Brush over them with pastry brush dipped in melted butter and bake at 400 degrees for 10-20 minutes.
Serve while still warm!