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Family Favorites – Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling

Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling

Most families have their favorite family recipes — those special recipes handed down from generation to generation, enjoyed by all.  This is probably one of our family’s favorites.   My father (who got it from his mother) used to make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and now my brother and I keep up the tradition for our families in different parts of the country.  It is extremely rich (which is why we only had it twice a year), but it is worth every calorie!!!

  • 6-8 potatoes (half and half, butter, salt and pepper)
  • 10 slices of bacon
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 celery stalks – diced
  • 2 eggs – slightly beaten
  • 3-4 slices of white bread (remove crusts) cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter – melted
  • parsley

Preheat oven at 375 degrees!!

Prepare mashed potatoes with potatoes, half and half, butter and salt.

Dice bacon and fry in saute pan.

until crispy.

Remove and drain on paper towels.

In same pan, cook onions and celery until soft . . .

and  browned.

Remove and drain on paper towels.

Add bacon, celery and onions to mashed potatoes and mix well.

Stir in eggs and bread cubes. . .

until well combined.

Spread mixture in 13x9inch baking dish and pour melted butter on top.

Bake 1 hour until crispy on top.



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3 thoughts on “Family Favorites – Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling

  1. susan on said:

    did not include the temperature you need to bake the filling on????

    • So sorry – it was in the printed recipe, but forgot it on the post. It’s usually at 375 degrees, but sometimes depending on other things that are cooking, I adjust it accordingly. Good luck, and again sorry for the confusion!!

      • susan on said:

        Thanks so much! Can’t wait to try, I will let you know the response I get. Thanks again!

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