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1 cup water 1 Tbsp butter or margarine 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1 Tbsp minced onion salt and pepper to taste 1 1/3 cups instant potato flakes 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese garnish Directions
Shape 4 rectangles of heavy cooking foil into boat shapes for each potato boat. Double foil for stability and turn over the top edge.
Bring the cup of water to a boil and then pour into a bowl. Add the butter, evaporated milk, minced onion, salt and pepper. Blend and the add the potato flakes and stir until just moistened. Let stand 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Stir the potatoes gently with a ford and then spoon into the foil boats. Top with cheese and garnish of your choice. Place on a baking sheet and cook in a preheated oven for 5 minutes at 400°F or until cheese is melted.
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