Monday, February 27, 2012

Sharp Cheddar Potatoes au Gratin

This recipe is extraordinarily easy, as the main ingredient is frozen shredded hash browns!

4 cups of frozen shredded hash browns
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp fresh rosema
ry, minced
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 cup sliced green onion
Salt and pepper, to taste

Thaw hash browns for about 15 minutes in advance.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix hash browns, heavy cream, 1 1/2 cups of the cheddar cheese, melted butter and spices in a large bowl.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Next, butter 8 ramekin dishes (1/2 cup size) and fill with hash brown mixture.  Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.  Bake 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.  Sprinkle with additional paprika and top with green onions, if desired.

Tips:  You could also make this in larger ramekins or a full size baking dish, for larger portions.  Try different cheeses for variety.  Enjoy!

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