I used this Lift-and-Serve pan with 12 little rectangles in it. But you can also make these in mini-muffin pans, or regular muffin pans.Mashed Potato Puffs makes between 12 and 24 puffs, depending the size of the pan used
2 cups mashed potatoes
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup grated Parmesan or Gruyere, divided
1/4 cup minced chives
1/4 cup diced ham (optional)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Heat the oven to 400°F and lightly grease the cups of a regular muffin tin, or a mini-muffin tin.
Whisk together the mashed potatoes, the eggs, 1/2 cup of cheese, the chives, and ham. Taste and season, if necessary, with salt and pepper.
Put a spoonful of the mixture in each muffin cup. Sprinkle the top of each potato puff with grated cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the potato cups are set, browned on top, and hot through and through. Serve immediately.
(Images: Faith Durand)