5 Potato recipes which includes POTATOES AU GRATIN


  • 2 lbs. potatoes
  • Salt, pepper, and grated nutmeg to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ pints (3 cups) boiling milk
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ lb. grated cheese
  • 2 tablespoonfuls butter

Peel and finely slice the potatoes. Put them into 90a basin, add half of the cheese, milk, seasonings, and the egg well beaten.

Rub some au gratin dishes with the clove of garlic and then well butter them; divide the mixture into them; sprinkle the rest of the cheese on the top; dot with the butter, and cook in a moderate oven for forty minutes.


  • 1 lb. boiled potatoes
  • 2 heaping tablespoonfuls (2 ozs.) butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoonfuls (1 oz.) grated cheese
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Salt and paprika to taste
  • 1 tablespoonful chopped parsley

Rub the potatoes through a sieve, add the butter, cheese, yolks of eggs well beaten, salt and pepper.

Make into neat balls, lay them on a buttered fireproof dish, brush over with a little beaten egg, mark with a fork, and bake a nice brown color in the oven; pour over them a little melted butter, and sprinkle with the chopped parsley and paprika.

Serve hot.


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoonful butter
  • ½ pint (1 cup) molasses
  • Salt and pepper

Select yellow sweet potatoes, peel them, and slice them lengthways. Steam with the butter, salt and pepper, and a little water.

When tender drain off the water. Put the potatoes 84into an earthenware baking dish, pour over the molasses, and bake in a hot oven until the molasses candies over the potatoes.


  • 8 large potatoes
  • 2 ozs. (2 heaping tablespoonfuls) butter
  • 3 tablespoonfuls cream
  • A few buttered bread crumbs
  • Salt, pepper, and paprika

93Wash and dry the potatoes and bake them in a hot oven. When done, cut off the tops, scoop out the potato, and put it in a bowl, with the butter, cream, and seasonings.

Beat together until smooth, then return the mixture to the shells, sprinkle over with the bread crumbs, put a tiny piece of butter on the top of each, and cover with the tops.

Put into a casserole and bake till hot.


  • 12 potatoes
  • 4 ozs. (½ cup) melted butter
  • 1 onion
  • ½ teaspoonful black pepper

83Peel the potatoes and boil them in boiling salted water until they are nearly, though not quite, done.

Take up, drain, and cut each potato in halves lengthways; put flat side down on a hot buttered earthenware pan, set into the oven, baste with the melted butter having the onion juice and black pepper in it, till the potatoes are brown and quite tender.


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