Cheesy potatoes!

Last weekend, I watched Kardea Brown make iron skillet recipes and this one called to me. I thought about it all week and knew I’d have to make it soon. So tonight, I threw it together and made seared steaks to go with. This was a very nice change to our usual steaks and baked potatoes.

I don’t trust Food Network not to delete the recipe on me. So, I’ll post it, or my version of it.

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and very thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Vermont white Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 12-inch cast-iron skillet. Arrange half of the potatoes in the skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, half the chives and half of each of the Gruyère, Cheddar and fontina cheeses. Repeat the layers once.
  3. Heat the cream, garlic, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a medium saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form around the edges, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream. Pour the cream mixture over the potatoes in the skillet. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a knife, about 45 minutes.
  4. Uncover and bake until the cheese is browned and the edges are bubbly, about 15 minutes. Broil for 2 minutes, if desired. Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle with more chives before serving.

I probably used less potatoes than called for. My skillet was only 10″. And I used Russets, since that’s what I had on hand. Since I didn’t use quite as many potatoes as called for, it was ALMOST too cheesy, but only almost. I said this to the husband and he said it’s not possible to have too much cheese.

Leave a Reply

Warning: Undefined variable $user_ID in /home/demen56/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/themes/demented-ramblings/comments.php on line 74