Monday, February 15, 2010

Blue Cheese and Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

So I've been wanting a recipe for homemade scalloped potatoes for a while now. I just hadn't found one that looked like a killer recipe...until now! :-)

If you like sharp cheeses, potatoes, and lots of creaminess, look no further! This was very very good! I wouldn't eat it a lot because it's quite rich, but a great occasional side!!!

I got it from My Kitchen Cafe.

Blue Cheese and Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

1 tablespoon butter
1 1/4 pounds russet or yukon gold potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8-inch thick (I used the side of my box grater that has long lines to grate on)
1/2 medium onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 bay leaf
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (or more to taste)
Salt and pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter. When melted, add the onion, cook for 2-3 minutes until translucent and beginning to lightly brown.

2. Toss in the garlic and thyme and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Dump in the potatoes, chicken broth, cream and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer and then cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about 10 minutes.

3. Remove the cover, sprinkle the cheese on top, and place the iron skillet in the oven.

4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and slightly browned. Let rest for 5-10 mintues before serving. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Source: adapted from Serious Eats

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