Oh geez . . . this is your lucky day.
This is perhaps my favorite recipe!
CREAMY CHEESY POTATOES
We make these for almost every holiday dinner, and in between.
When I was younger, we would devour these very quickly at the dinner table. If there were any left-overs, we would fight for them! I got smart though . . . I was clever. I tried to watch very closely as Mom put that small bowl into the fridge. My Mind was a GPS system for the exact placement and location of those potatoes. One evening . . .when peering eyes weren’t watching, I snuck that little bowl of leftovers to my bedroom. I slid that glorious little bowl of cheesy potatoes under my bed, for safe keeping. I figured they would make a great after school snack the following day. I still remember the excitement I felt, as I reached under my bed for that long awaited snack. I popped the lid off and YIKES. Potatoes with Cream and cheese need refrigeration!
These potatoes make a great side dish, but if you need a main dish .. .
Brown Chicken breasts and nestle them in between the potatoes. Browned Pork Chops, and thick slices of ham is also very good. Then . . . you have a full meal, that’s simple, easy and delicious.
Today I’m using Red potatoes from last years harvest.
You just need to use good Ol` Idaho potatoes.
Peel 5 to 6 potatoes if you’re making a 9×13 inch pan.
I’m making a slightly smaller dish. The leftovers are really good.
This is one of my favorite kitchen tools. It’s a corn cob cutter!
I use it for all kinds of kitchen stuff.
It slices fingers also . . .
Don’t cut your fries too thick!
Season with salt, pepper and whatever else pleases you.
For a 9×13 pan, use 1 pint – 2 cups of Whipping Cream.
You could also use half and half if you like.
If you are making a 8×9 incher like myself, use 1 1/2 cups.
Now top the potatoes with at least 2 cups of grated cheese.
I’ve used Colby today, but I also like Sharp Cheddar.
A sprinkle of Parmesan is also good.
The Parsley just makes it look pretty!
Cover with foil, that you have sprayed with Pam or some type of Cooking spray.
That way, the cheese won’t stick to the foil.
Place pan in the middle of your oven.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 1 hour, or until potatoes are fork tender.
During the last 20 minutes or so, I lower the rack again, and let the bottom get nice and golden crispy.
REMOVE THE FOIL BEFORE YOU EAT!
Don’t tell anyone where you hide the leftovers!
CREAMY CHEESY POTATOES