Red Potatoes Layered With Swiss Cheese

"Who needs scalloped potatoes from a box? These are awesome!"
photo by Kumquat the Cats fr photo by Kumquat the Cats fr
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  • In a large saucepan, combine the potatoes with enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat and simmer actively for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are just tender.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, in a large heavy skillet, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and saute, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until softened. Season with salt and pepper and remove from the heat.
  • Remove the potatoes from the heat, drain and, when cool enough to handle, slice the potatoes 1/4" thick.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F In a small bowl, combine the garlic and italian seasoning and toss together to mix evenly.
  • Grease a 9x13 baking dish and place one layer of sliced potatoes, slightly overlapping, in the bottom. Distribute about 1/4 of the sliced onions evenly over the potatoes, then scatter a little of the garlic herb mixture over the top and drizzle with a little olive oil. Repeat until all the potatoes, onions, and garlic mixture have been used up, finishing with a layer of the olive oil and herb mixture.
  • Pour the chicken stock around the edges of the pan so as not to disturb the herb topping, and cover with aluminum foil. Bake 30 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
  • Remove the foil and scatter the cheese over top. cook for 10 minutes more.

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  1. CookingONTheSide
    Very good. I love Swiss cheese with potatoes. This makes a wonderful side dish.
  2. bmcnichol
    We loved these but I did change this up a bit. I used two cans of sliced potatoes so I didn't boil the potatoes. I also added the chicken stock and swiss cheese right to the pan of cooked onions. I then put the potatoes in the pan and covered with the sauce. Everyone liked these. Thanks for a different potatoe recipe!
  3. Kumquat the Cats fr
    These were great. I particularly liked this recipe because it was not full of butter and milk. The stock (we used vegetable) and herbs made the dish savory instead of, well, fatty. To further reduce the calories we used a low fat swiss cheese, and I just used the original tablespoon of olive oil. Since the cheese came in deli slices I just laid them on top of the potatoes 10 minutes before it came out of the oven, and voila! I prefer the red potatoes too, it gave the dish a nice consistency. The only reason one might want to use boxed is that it's easier;D I usually try to make everything fresh but in a pinch I've been known to cheat:D


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