Sunday, April 27, 2008

Potatoes with sour cream - Yummy!

Need to feed a small army? Want to make something for the potluck? Need a side dish that is easy to make & freezes great. Have I got the recipe for you!

This dish is so versatile you’ll want to make it a bunch of different ways. Sure it’s an oldie but a goody!

Potatoes with Sour Cream

2 lbs frozen has-brown potatoes or 6 cups chopped boiled potatoes*
1 pint sour cream
1 can mushroom soup*
½ cup chopped onions*
½ cup butter or margarine*
1 heaping cup corn flakes coarsely crushed*
2 cup grated cheese*
Salt to taste (optional)

Sauté onion in ¼ cup butter. Mix onion, potatoes, sour cream, soup, salt and 1 cup of the grated cheese. Put into a 9” x 13” pan. Melt other ¼ cup butter and mix with the coarse corn flake crumbs. Put over potato mixture and sprinkle with other cup grate cheese. Now, you can stick it into the refrigerator to bake the next day, freeze for later, or bake now. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes.

* Now for the fun stuff

Potatoes = I usually bake a whole bunch of potatoes at one time (more efficient that way, not lazy, Efficient!). Use the extras in this recipe. For today's purposes I just stuck them in the microwave.

Mushroom soup = I’m not a particular fan of any canned soup. They tend to be to salty. I either make my own or use a cool sauce mix. Today it's garlic & herb. You'll want to follow the package instructions.

Onions = I always use onions in most everything (onions and garlic they are best friends) but in something like this I like to mix it up a bit. Here I have a little red pepper, zucchini, & onion.

I’ve sautéed them in the butter and mixed in the garlic & herb sauce mix.

Butter = I cut the butter down to ¼ cup (I never use margarine, it's really bad for you! You could substitute olive oil if you want). Oh sure, you say; "like all the cheese and sour cream is good for you!" You're right but the sour cream is fat free and I cut the cheese down also. With the way this dish tastes who really cares. Eat less or go running. Me, I'll eat a little less. My motto is "only run when chased!"

Corn Flakes = I plan to mix a couple of tablespoons of the sauce mixture with some bread crumbs instead of the corn flakes. This is because I don’t have corn flakes.

One of the tenants of cooking for me is to use only what I have on hand. That is why I tend to mix and match a lot.

This recipe would lend itself to other flavors.

How about:

Using a white cheese, like Swiss or Monterey Jack with a Dijon sauce?

Using Pepper Jack with a mild creamy Taco sauce?

Or Blue Cheese with a mild creamy blue cheese sauce?

Here are my helpers! It's not me they love it's the cheese!

1 comment:

  1. I really hope that's what's for dinner tonight, it looks and sounds so yummy!