Recipe of the Day - May 23, 2001

Swiss Cheese Potato Pie

Submitted By: Kimberly E.
This recipe is sort of a twist on a shepard's pie.

The "crust" here is actually made of mashed potatoes (just like the shepard's pie). The inside of the pie is filled with Swiss cheese, ham, broccoli, eggs and spices. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Ingredients:

6 medium sized potatoes
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup broccoli florets, steamed
1 cup cubed, cooked ham
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, paprika

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Peel the potatoes and cook in saucepan with water until tender. Drain and mash. Stir into the potatoes the butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg and parsley. Spoon about 2/3 of potato mixture onto the sides and bottom of a greased 1 1/2 quart to 2 quart baking dish. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the cheese, ham, broccoli and onion. Spoon this mixture into the potato-lined dish. Beat together the eggs and milk. Pour over ham/cheese. Spoon (or pipe with a pastry tube) the remaining potatoe mixture over top. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into serving portions.