Leftover Mashed Potatoes Cheese Puffs


700g cold mashed potatoes, about three large potatoes

2 shallots (scallions) thinly sliced

1 cup tasty cheddar cheese, grated

½ cup of parmesan cheese, grated

3 large eggs, separated

¼ cup full cream milk

¼ cup melted butter

2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon fine salt

½ teaspoon fine white pepper

How to prepare

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 430 degrees Fahrenheit on bake, not fan, and lightly butter a 12 cup normal sized muffin tin. Then place all ingredients except the egg whites in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.

Step 2:

In a separate bowl beat egg whites till stiff and airy, fold a quarter of the whites into the mixture, and fold through the mixture to slacken it.

Step 3:

Gently fold remaining whites into the mixture and spoon into the muffin tin. Allow to bake on the middle shelf for 20-25 minutes or until golden.

Step 4:

Remove from the heat. Serve and enjoy!