*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Mashed Potato Stuffing
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Stuffing                         Thanksgiving
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         high-quality white bread -- sliced
                         milk or water -- for soaking
    4      pounds        potatoes
    6      tablespoons   butter -- softened
    2      teaspoons     salt
    1      cup           hot milk
    6      tablespoons   bacon grease
                         or
                         butter
    2      cups          onion -- finely chopped
    2      cups          celery -- finely chopped
    2                    eggs -- lightly beaten
    1      handful       celery leaves -- chopped
      1/2  cup           parsley -- chopped
 
 1. Soak the bread slices in a deep bowl of milk or water for 15 minutes. Lift t
 hem out by the handful and squeeze the liquid out. Tear the bread into small pi
 eces.
 
 2. Peel the potatoes, cover with salted water, bring to a boil and cook for abo
 ut 20 minutes. Drain. Then add the butter, salt and hot milk, and whip to mashe
 d consistency.
 
 3. Melt the bacon grease in a large skillet, add the onion and celery, and
sauté
  until soft. Stir in the squeezed bread, then combine with mashed potatoes.
 
 4. Add eggs, celery, parsley and pepper.
 
 5. Put mixture into buttered casserole dish. Cover with foil, and bake for 30 o
 r 40 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Baste with turkey drippings, if desired.
 
 
 
 
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