This one came from my mother in law. I made it last year for Thanksgiving and it’s my husband’s favorite so it’s officially becoming part of our holiday repertoire.
1 cup chopped pecans (After a disastrous attempt at cutting up pecans myself last year, this year I decided to buy chopped nuts. Couldn’t find pecans so I got walnuts…to be honest, I’ve never really understand the distinction anyways).
(Word for word pasted from mother in law’s email): Boil and mash potatoes (first peel and cut into small pieces).
[I had a helper with the mashing…]
Mix in sugar butter, vanilla, milk and eggs. I usually whip it up with a large fork. The eggs will give it a souffle feel. spread into a baking dish.
You can use your pyrex glass pan or your brown casserole (per instruction, I used the latter). Sprinkle with topping mixture. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Voila! I actually didn’t mess anything up with this one…in part because I’d done it before.