PA Dutch Potato Filling
Writing these posts are making me hungry for Thanksgiving Dinner. Today, at Thanksgiving Feast – Day2 , I’m going to give you my family’s recipe for PA Dutch Potato Filling.
This is one of those recipes that you just make by throwing this and that into it and not really measuring but I’m going to do my best.
Sorry for the bad pic but it’s the only one I could find from the past year, since I’m not making it until the day before Thanksgiving. My mother, usually, makes the filling and everyone looks forward to eating it. I, always, make sure I get some leftovers. (They’re even better)
- 6 lb. mashed potatoes prepared
- 2-3 medium onions or 1 gigantic onion chopped
- 5 stalks of celery diced
- 1 bunch of fresh parsely (the bunches that you buy in the grocery store)
- 1-1/2 sticks of butter
- ½ tsp. ground sage
- 1 to 1½ loaf of soft bread cubes -not toasted cubes (found in the stores during Thanksgiving)
- 1 can of chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare mashed potatoes as you would for regular mashed potatoes with butter and milk.
- Saute onions,celery, and parsely in the butter until soft and tender. Add sage-not too much or not more than ½ tsp. You can ruin the taste if you put in too much. Add the veggies to the potatoes and mix. Then pour half of a can of chicken broth into the bread bag with the bread cubes so the bread is saturated. If you need more broth, add what you need to wet the bread. Now with a fork poke holes into the plastic bread wrapper and squeeze the bread to get the broth out of the bread. The bread shouldn’t be dripping wet…only wet. It’s hard to explain, but it’s like wringing out a rag but you need to squeeze it out with the bread being inside of the wrapper.
- Now, add the bread to the potato mixture and mix well. You may need to add the rest of the can of chicken broth to the filling.
- After mixing well to incorporate everything, pour into a 13×9 or 11×15 casserole dish and bake at 350 F for 1 hour.
Hey, don’t forget the pilgrims! This is my granddaughter in her homemade pilgrim outfit that she made in kindergarten. Isn’t she so cuuute!
If you want the recipe for the Brined Turkey go here to get it. Tomorrow the cranberry sauce and a dessert. You can make the veggies.
We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.
These are great for carrying your food to your relative’s house for dinner.
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