Baked Alaska Potato

November  6, 2022
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Photo by MLHE
  • Prep time 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

As if potatoes met meringue on food52match.com and went on a date. —MLHE

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups grated potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 4 cloves peeled garlic
  • 3 quarts salted water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup chopped chives
  • 5 egg whites
  • pinch cream of tartar
  1. Prepare potatoes by washing, peeling, grating, and cutting into chunks. Put the grated potatoes in a strainer to dry out a bit before adding them to flour and salt mixture.
  2. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees if not using a blowtorch for the meringue.
  3. Boil potato chunks for about 20 minutes until tender for mashing.
  4. Mix the grated potatoes with flour and salt then brown in butter. When crisp and brown, spread them into a tart pan with a removable bottom.
  5. Make the mashed potatoes. The sour cream and potatoes should be mashed to a moldable consistency. Place them in a greased bowl, then invert the bowl to create a dome of mashed potatoes over the hash browned potatoes.
  6. Make the meringue and spread it over the mashed potato dome; pop the tart pan into the hot oven for four minutes, or, use a blowtorch to crisp the merengue.
  7. IMPORTANT NOTE: This was just for fun. I only wrote this recipe so that the words baked, Alaska, and potato could come together and play. Consider it a poem...in recipe format...a recipoem. OK, delete, but know this: Baked Potato Day is August 19 (but it really should be January 19, in the dead of Northern Hemisphere Winter, right?).

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