Blue Cheese Potatoes
8 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and transfer to a casserole dish.
2) Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in the milk and cream so there are no lumps. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and whisk in the blue cheese until smooth. Pour over the potatoes in the dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top.
3) Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until top is nicely browned.
|It was going to be a long morning of cooking so I put on some coffee. It also gave me my |
first opportunity to use my new handwarmer coffee mug :)
|Potatoes peeled and cubed|
|You can use the same pan/pot that you cooked the potatoes in to make the sauce|
|Butter & flour in the saucepan|
|Making the blue cheese sauce|
|The recipe says to mix everything together in the casserole pan, but I think it's |
more even when you mix it in a bowl first.
|Ready for the oven|
|Ready to go to the cookout! Mmmm...looks so yummy!|
- I used a bag of white or yellow potatoes...I didn't bother finding "8 medium potatoes". I just peeled and cubed the whole bag and figured it would work. It did.
- I used more than 1/2 cup of blue cheese. But I also used more liquid than was called for so I had slightly more sauce. The sauce always seems to get too thick so I add more milk to thin it out. I ended using a whole container of blue cheese which I think was about 6 ounces (maybe?).
- If you want it to be slightly less bad for you, could try substituting milk for the cream (I did use skim for the milk in the recipe and it was fine).
- If you're not a fan of blue cheese you could probably substitute any strong flavored cheese that you like. But if you decide to use cheddar then you may as well make hashbrown casserole.
- Be creative. This recipe is great for experimenting with adding things.
- As I said in the beginning, this a great recipe for a potluck gathering and could probably be easily doubled for a large group.