The potato gods really smiled on us this past summer and gave us some wonderfully flavorful potatoes. I'm not sure how long the supply will last but we sure are enjoying the potatoes while we have them.
This potato dish is pretty basic and easy to put together while at the same time being more than just plain old potatoes. Next time you have the oven going, you might want to give it a try. The aroma while it's baking will make stomachs growl!
EASY POTATO CASSEROLE
4 cups thinly sliced potatoes
1-1/2 cups thinly sliced onions
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup grated cheddar or Colby cheese (more if desired)
Salt and pepper
Layer the potatoes and onions in a greased 8" or 9" square baking dish. Generously sprinkle each layer with salt and pepper. Pour melted butter over the top.
Here the casserole is ready to go into the oven.
Bake covered in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle grated cheese over top and return to oven until cheese is melted and/or browned to your liking. You can leave the cheese off entirely, if you wish. Return the uncovered casserole to the oven until the top layer of potatoes is browned and slightly crispy.
This is the dish when I pulled it out of the oven last night. I usually like the top to be a little more browned and crispy, but the rest of the meal was ready to go on the table so I didn't want to wait for this to brown more. (Coordination of a meal is hard, isn't it? Someday I'm gonna get the hang of it. ;o])
If you're serving a big group, double all the ingredients and bake in a 9" x 13" pan. (It's a good dish to take to a potluck because, if wrapped for the trip, it holds the heat well.)
Leftovers are great for breakfast. I warm the potatoes in a skillet, crack an egg for each serving on top of the potatoes, cover and cook over a low heat until the eggs are done.
I make these potatoes often just so we can have the leftovers for breakfast for a couple of mornings. And that's just what I'm going to go make right now. A super breakfast for this wintry-looking morning. We got about an inch of new snow overnight but, drat and blast, the temp is back up into the low thirties which will make the roads bad again today.