Smoked Gouda Potato Gratin!

Don't let the name of this recipe fool you or discourage you from trying it, it's really a quite simple potato dish.  It's also a really wonderfully delicious potato dish.   If you have not cooked with Gouda cheese, you should give it a try.  Gouda is just the most creamy semi hard to hard cheese there is.  I prefer the smoked Gouda for this dish, but you can also use just a good Gouda.  Be sure to buy the younger Gouda cheeses that have not been aged for a long time so it's still semi soft.  Some of it is aged for up to a year and gets hard.    Buy the Gouda that is aged for a month or two.  Here is what else you will need for this dish:
4 large baking potatoes, peeled and sliced in very thin circles
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
4 Tbs. butter
2 cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1  1/2 cups half and half cream
Spray a deep round pie plate or casserole dish with nonstick spray.  Layer half of the potato slices evenly in the dish.  Place half of the butter cut in pats over the potato slices.   Sprinkle 1 tsp. of the garlic over the butter.  Sprinkle with half of the seasoned salt and black pepper.   Sprinkle with 1 cup of the Gouda cheese and half of the Parmesan cheese over all.  
Repeat the same layers with the rest of the potatoes, butter, cheeses and seasonings.  Pour the half and half around the edges of the dish and over the top.  
 Place in a 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.  The top should be browned, but if it starts to get too brown, just loosely cover with a piece of foil. 
These are so good with any main course and I really love them with grilled meats!

1 comment:

  1. This is making my mouth water! I love smoked Gouda!!! Wonderful recipe!



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