Recipe-of-the-Week: 10/03/2012: Creamy Herbed Potatoes

Celebrate the last few days of Oktoberfest with Pioneer Woman’s Creamy Herbed Potatoes.

Okay. If you’re trying to eat healthily and eliminate fat and calories from your diet, I wouldn’t be a friend if I didn’t tell you right now to RUN. Run FAR AWAY from this recipe. It’s almost ridiculous in its blatant disregard for the rules of even remotely healthy eating, I tried to get embarrassed about posting it. But I couldn’t. And the reason I couldn’t is that I wouldn’t be a friend if I didn’t share its deliciousness with you; it’s really that good. So I’m conflicted, is what I’m saying. Conflicted, confused, and jiggly.

If I could throw out one of those three attributes, I’d get rid of jiggly. What about you?

This is an elegant potato dish that I make on special occasions, adding different combinations of herbs and seasonings to complement the rest of the meal. I’m posting it under “Holiday Food” today because it’s perfect on your Thanksgiving table for folks who might prefer an alternative to mashed potatoes, OR for Christmas dinner, where the main course is roast beef…or prime rib…or HAMBURGERS, for all I care. Just make sure you have these potatoes on the side.

They’ll make you really jiggly. I’ll let you decide whether that’s a good thing or not.

Potatoes, Butter, Milk

Ingredients

  • 4 To 5 Whole Russet Potatoes
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Whole Milk (Half-and-Half Works, Too)
  • 1 teaspoon Finely Chopped Rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon Finely Chopped Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Finely Chopped Chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon Finely Chopped Sage

Creamy Herbed Potatoes

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice potatoes very thinly.

Add butter to a large skillet over medium low heat. When melted, add diced onion. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add cream cheese to the pan and stir to melt. Pour in cream and milk, stirring to combine.
Season with plenty of salt and pepper, then add chopped herbs.

Place potatoes in a buttered baking dish. Pour contents of skillet over the top. Top with Parmesan cheese and bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbly.

Allow potatoes to sit 15 minutes before serving.

Creamy Herbed Potatoes