An easy dish that makes potatoes something special and yet goes with everything. Kids love it – and we know some “big kids” who think it’s not Thanksgiving until these are on the table.
Peel the potatoes and place in cold water to prevent discoloration. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish.
Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onion and saute until limp, about 5 minutes. Add the milk and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, salt, and pepper. Beat until frothy. Shred the potatoes and add to the egg mixture. Toss to combine. Add the milk mixture. Set aside ⅓ cup of the cheese, add the rest to the potato mixture, and mix well. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 1 hour. Top with the reserved cheese and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Cut into squares and serve hot.