Friday, August 20, 2010

The best potato dish

My photo is not the best, but I just had to share this wonderful potato dish. I found it on blogger friend, Cathy's blog, Wives with Knives. Cathy got the recipe from another blog I read, Moveable Feasts. I used a borrowed cast iron skillet from my neighbor since there wasn't one in the cabin. It was square, but I made it work. By the way, the second time I made it, the onions were browned a little more and it looked a lot better. Unfortunately, it disappeared before a photo opportunity.

This is so much easier than any scalloped potato dish, and I think it tastes so much better. Surprisingly, all the cheese that is used just kind of disappears into the potatoes to flavor them way over the top!!

Potato, Walla Walla Onion and Gruyere Galette

2 1/2 tablespoons butter
12 sprigs thyme
1 large sweet onion, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
3/4 to 1 pound waxy potatoes, peeled and sliced (I used Yukon Gold)
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup Gruyere, grated
1/2 cup mozzarella, grated
sea salt and cracked black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt the butter in a 9-10 inch frying pan over medium heat. (Cast iron works great). Add the thyme and onion and cook for 5 minutes. I did not turn over the slices of onions. Just browned them on one side. Place the potato, oil and Gruyere and mozzarella and salt and pepper into a bowl and toss to combine.

Top the onion mixture with the potato mixture and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Turn upside down on a large plate. Enjoy.

19 comments:

  1. I'm so happy you liked this potato recipe, Susan. It's now my hands down favorite. It isn't as rich as my old au gratin potato recipe and I like it so much better. I made it twice last week. Love the way it cooks in a cast iron skillet. Yum, I'm ready to make it again.

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  2. Cathy, I know what you mean about it being a favorite. It is also so easy!! This will be on the menu often, I am sure.

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  3. This does, indeed, look delicious. And, it has all of our favorite things in it. I can see it accompanied by a salad as a nice supper for us. Kudos to you and Cathy for bringing it to our table--soon!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Anonymous9:47 PM

    Having been served this when visiting Susan, I can attest to it being the best thing I can imagine. I think I was the one who finished off the pot of potatoes that night. And it is not something on my diet. Bad me but whoa what a great potato dish. I look forward to making it for family, one of whom will go nuts over it-- my son. He gave me his college recipe he made with the guys he shared an apartment with, of potatoes on the grill in foil with a little oil, butter and dried onion soup-- very good but this is the real deal. Now that he is out of college and married I hope he continues to help with some cooking. I think I will give them the recipe.

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  5. Anonymous9:48 PM

    Comment above is from Wisconsin Laurie Erdman , friend of Susan, who forgot to sign her name.

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  6. Oh my the picture looked like I could take a spoon and help myself...I will be making this for sure. Can't wait...Have a great weekend..Lisa

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  7. Susan, this looks delicious. I smiled when I read that you had made it a second time but it disappeared before you could photograph it. Happens to me all of the time.

    I think the best thing about this is that it doesn't contain a lot of cream as most potatoes gratins do. It's more of a French tart tatin using potatoes instead of apples.

    I bet the Trout loved it. I know my husband would.
    Sam

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  8. THIS is going to be on my table before the week is out!! Thank you!

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  9. There is nothing I like better than a great potato recipe. This will go into my file for sure! Thanks Susan. You have just inspired me to blog about another potato dish that I love.

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  10. This really looks appetising, will give this a go. Diane

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  11. That recipe is on my list of 'must tries' soon! It sounds sooooo good!

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  12. Yummy sounds and looks so good. So easy too.

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  13. That looks absolutely scrumptious! Just might have to try that recipe!

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  14. sounds and looks great! I am growing walla walla onions in my deck garden- must try this recipe!
    Kara

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  15. I think this looks delicious! I have some Golds that I need to tend to soon and sweet onions from our garden. I'm going to make this tonight to go with our venison!

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  16. Those potatoes surely must melt in your mouth; you photo shows it all.

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  17. This sounds so delicious since we know how I love potatoes and cheese!

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  18. Hi! I saw the title of this and had to look it up to see it. I am copying it to try! YUM! Thanks for sharing.
    Best,
    Gloria

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  19. I have to try this. I don't have a favorite recipe for an au gratin!

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