OK — this is the first in a series of not-heart healthy, but totally yummy and easy recipes…

Mary Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12 servings (or it might serve 3-4 water polo players)


  • 2 pkgs Simply potatoes shredded hashbrowns
  • 1 qt half and half (the real stuff)
  • 1 stick of butter (real butter is best)
  • 1 med onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper


  1. Melt the butter in the half and half (I do this in the microwave); mix in the chopped onion and add salt and pepper to taste. Put the potatoes into a 9" x 13" baking dish. Pour the half and half mixture over the potatoes; top with the parmesan cheese.
  2. Bake at 400 for 35-45 minutes -- until the top is golden brown.
  3. Serves 12 normal people, or 3 or 4 water polo players.


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