Shaker Recipe of the Month

Church Family Kitchen - Hancock Shaker Village
Kitchen of the Church Family, Hancock Shaker Village
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, September 1873

March 2017

Potato Pie With Buttered Crumb Top

3 cup mashed potatoes 1 cup cubed Cheddar cheese
1 cup thick cream 1 tablespoon grated raw onion
1 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttered bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon pepper

This is a nice way to use up mashed potatoes. Beat them with cream to make them fluffy. Season; put in ovenproof baking dish and push little pieces of cheese within the potatoes. Mix onions and buttered bread crumbs together and let this form the crust of the pie. Cook in moderate 350° F. oven for 20 minutes or heat through. Serves 4.

Enfield, NH. Shaker Village


This and other Shaker recipes can be found in The Best of Shaker Cooking, by Amy Bess Miller and Persis Fuller (New York, NY, Macmillan Publishing Co., 1970). Used by permission.

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