Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a wonderful recipe from "Texas Home Cooking" by Bill and Cheryl Jamison. When I serve this, DH forgets about anything else that is on his plate. It's great! (When I make this I reduce the corn oil by 2 Tablespoons).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water by at least 1 inch.
  2. Add the salt.
  3. Cook the potatoes over moderate heat until they are tender (about 25 minutes).
  4. Drain the potatoes, allow to cool.
  5. When potatoes have cooled enough to handle, slice them very thin.
  6. Preaheat the oven to 350°F.
  7. Grease a large baking dish (9x13).
  8. Warm the butter and oil in a sacuepan over medium heat.
  9. When the butter has melted, add the bell pepper, onions and garlic, and saute them until they are softened.
  10. Stir in the pimientos, the jalapenos, and the jalapeno liquid.
  11. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables; mix it in well.
  12. Pour the milk in gradually, stirring to avoid lumps.
  13. Simmer briefly until the mixture is thickened.
  14. Remove the pan from the heat, add the grated cheese, mix well.
  15. Alternate layers of potatoes and sauce in the baking dish, ending with some of the sauce.
  16. Cover the dish tightly, and bake for 50-60 minutes, until the potatoes are soft and much of the sauce has been absorbed.
  17. Serve the potates hot.


Most Helpful

These were suberb! I baked the potatoes in the microwave, as I didn't have enough time to boil them. I left out the green pepper and pimentos for personal preference. I used salted butter but didn't add the salt. It ended up only being in the oven for 1/2 an hour. Thank you!!

SweetsLady August 16, 2007

I havn't tried it yet, but it sounds "Larapin" to me. That's southern for "Yummy".

Chef Roly-Poly January 02, 2010

Very good and nice kick! Made as directed except, I peeled and cubed the potatoes before boiling and just mixed everything together in a bowl then spread in the baking dish. Will make again.

armymomx2 July 01, 2009

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