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Lemon Basil Potato Puff

2 lb. Potatoes , pealed and quartered
3/4 cup fine dried bread crumbs
3 tbsp. margarine or butter , melted
1 tbsp. finely snipped fresh parsley
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
1/4 cup snipped fresh basil or lemon basil
1 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 cup milk
1&1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese ( 6oz )
3 egg whites

Cook potatoes , covered , in boiling water 20-25 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash; set aside. In a bowl combine bread crumbs , margarine , and parsley. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of a lightly greased 1 and 1/2 quart casserole. In a bowl combine egg yolks , basil , lemon peel and juice , 3/4 teaspoon salt . and 1/4 ground white pepper; stir in milk and one cup of the cheese. Stir milk mixture into potatoes. Beat egg whites till stiff peaks form; fold into potato mixture. Transfer into prepared casserole; top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered , in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Garnish with snipped parsley.


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