You don't need to visit Mount St Helens to "peak" at a volcano, just cook one up in your kitchen and I guarantee you that the kids will love it.
Kids of all ages get a kick out of a Potato Volcano.
Potato Volcano Ingredients
1. 8 - 10 Medium Russet Potatoes , Peeled And Cubed.
2. 1/4 - 1/2 Cup Milk.
3. 3 Tablespoons Butter.
4. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
1. One Tablespoon Butter.
2. One Tablespoon All Purpose Plain Flour.
3. Three Fourths Of A Cup Of Milk.
4. One And One Half Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
5. Salt And Pepper To Taste.
Place the potatoes in a large sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook 20 - 25 minutes or until your potatoes are tender. Drain very well and mash with the milk. Add the butter and salt and beat until fluffy.
Mound your potatoes about 4-6 inches high on a broiler safe pan. Set aside.
In a sauce pan melt butter , stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add the milk. Bring to a boil and cook stirring until thick. Add your cheese, salt, and pepper and stir until the cheese is melted.
With a large spoon form a well in the center of the potatoes mixture. Pour cheese sauce into the cavity and down the sides of the mound of potatoes. Broil for 4 - 6 minutes until the cheese sauce is browned and bubbling. You now have a potato volcano that your kids will love.
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