Monday, March 29, 2010

Those Smoked Gouda Potatoes

I've read about 'em more than once over on Delena's blog, the recipe for 'em comes from Mrs. Thetimman... enough already, I'm gonna make 'em! As a side dish to our Easter dinner, the main dish of which will be a spiral-sliced honey-glazed ham, I will serve the now-famous Smoked Gouda Potatoes:

Smoked Gouda Scalloped Potatoes

2 lbs Russet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4 or 1/8-inch thin
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 lb smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
7 oz can diced green chiles
white pepper (I'll use black)
1 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In 13x9-inch pan, layer half the potatoes, parmesan, gouda and chiles. Salt and pepper to taste. Then add remaining potatoes, chiles, parmesan, and gouda. (Be sure to cover chiles with cheese to "hide" them.) Add additional salt and pepper, to taste. Pour cream around sides of the pan.

Bake for 20 minutes, uncovered. Cover with foil. Bake an additional 40 minutes, or until potatoes reach desired tenderness.

Yields up to 10 servings.

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Don't they just look delicious?? I can't wait. My mouth is watering for our Easter Sunday feast!

But we still have the most important last days of Lent to go through first. I'm just getting excited......

God bless you all!


thetimman said...

Hope you like them! Blessed Holy Week and Triduum to your family.

Mindy said...

I'll be making them for the first time as well. I feel as if I almost must make them as the recipe just keeps popping up on all of your blogs. The recipe looks easier than my normal au gratin potatoes, and anything with cheese and potatoes equals yummy!! Thanks for posting this to remind me that I need to make them!

Gae said...

These sound so yummy
We love potatos here. Well we are Irish heritage, so what can you expect.
I have enjoyed reading your blog.
Thanks for sharing your ideas
Praying you have a blessed Holy Week and Triduum to your family.
God Bless

HSMom said...

Oh, you are both very welcome. I have my gouda in the fridge just waiting for Sunday!

Gae, I just perused your blog and it is lovely! I will be popping in there now too!

God bless this Holy Week!

cmziall said...

These are SO awesome! Unfortunately, many of my family members do not like potatoes so I don't make them often.

Also, FYI, the original recipe calls for white pepper (for appearance, I'm sure) just in case you don't want the little black flecks in your potatoes ;)

HSMom said...

cmziall--I don't have white pepper so I'll use black. A lot of recipes call for white pepper but honestly, I kind of like the flecks of black in most dishes...thanks for the tip though! :)

cmziall said...

I, personally, don't mind them either, but you know how kids can be some times! If they can't see it, it's not really there! ;)

Delena said...

How'd they turn out? We had two big pans over here, and I just can't get enough of them! :-) I use Romano instead of Parmesan cheese, and when Mrs. TheTimman made hers for us, there were no green chiles, so I never add those into mine, either. Hope you enjoyed them!

HSMom said...

Scrumptious! They were a hit! I used parmesan, and I did use the chiles. I liked it with them and would do it the same way next time. Thanks for 'pushing' them, Delena. A keeper recipe!

Mrs Thetimman said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I usually make them with the chiles, but when we had Delena and her family over, I served them with a honey-baked ham. I wasn't sure the chiles would taste good with the ham (and I was just starting to hit the whole "all-day" sickness feelings) so I opted to leave them out that time.