Jalapeno Potatoes

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

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  1. 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!!
  2. I havn't tried it yet, but it sounds "Larapin" to me. That's southern for "Yummy".
  3. 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.
  4. Made for ZWT5 (Groovy Gastronomes). Photos will be posted in Cooking Photos Forum and this review will be edited to include a link to the photos. Simple to make and delicious. I can see why your DH "forgets about anything else" -- they are addicting! Flavor is quite mild, so don't worry about people afraid of jalopenos. I added a seranno and still didn't feel a burn. Great recipe, thanks for posting.
  5. These were very, very good. I made only 4 servings. I've cooked scalloped potatoes in the microwave before, so I tried it with this recipe. It worked perfectly! First I microwaved the peeled and sliced potatoes and then I assembled the layers. It cooked for about 8 minutes. Also, I used red, orange and green bell peppers and no pimentos; I didn't add the jalapenos in the potatoes, but I served on the side for the adults. Thank you for posting! Made for ZWT5 and the Dining Daredevils.


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