Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cheesy Potatoes

I suppose my tastes should be more refined than this, but that won't stop me from posting the best cheesy potato casserole I know. I'm just keepin' it real baby.

Ingredients
6 medium potatoes (You can cook frozen hash browns and use them instead - the kind that serves 11)
1/4 c butter + 2 T melted butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 pint sour cream
1/2 t salt
1/2 c chopped onion (you can saute these before putting in casserole so they are cooked better, this is where you also cook the hash browns, but only until soft, not crisp)
1 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 c crushed corn flakes

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake potatoes for one hour or until they are fork tender. Cool. Butter a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Mix together corn flakes and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Set aside. Once cool, peal and then grate potatoes.

Heat butter and stir into sour cream, salt, onion and cheese. Add soup and stir into potatoes. Place in prepared casserole dish. Top with corn flake mixure, if desired. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

5 comments:

amy said...

all of your recipes look so outrageous that i promise myself i will make them on holidays.

this is embarrassing, but when you say the potatoes should be cooked, so you mean baked or boiled? if so, for how long? i don't deal much in potatoes, you see, but the holiday season is coming...

Kristin said...

Amy,

The potatoes should be baked. I usually bake them at 350 for an hour, or until it's easy to stick a fork in them.

Thanks for calling that out. Lots of my recipes are really vague so I'm trying to be more specific as I post them. Let me know if you have any other questions.

amy said...

thanks for the clarification. i will always let you know if i need more info on how to get your recipes into my mouth, since that is the top priority.

Michelle and Byron said...

K, Kristen, are the cornflakes really worth it? I NEVER use them on my cheesy potatoes, I just load more cheese on the top. But, most recipes call for it. What do you think? Also, are the fresh potatoes significantly better? I am ALWAYS using the quickest method, but maybe someday in my distant life I might have more time... Again what do you think?

Kristin said...

Michelle,
If my mom does the cornflakes - totally worth it. If I do - not so much. I don't know what kind of witchcraft she's into, I always forget to ask her secret.

I think using the potatoes makes a big difference, but if it's the difference between making them and not, go for the hash browns. I should also mention that I'm the only one in my family who feels that way, so I think you're safe to go the fast route.