Cheesy Potatoes

As you all may know, I am fond of all things with lots of cheese, such as macaroni pie, pizza and green fig pie. This time I have for you cheesy potatoes, another of my favorites. It tastes so good you don’t need any sauce for it, but if you like you can add a good stew chicken with it or as I tell my wife, a little cheese sauce at the side wouldn’t hurt :^).
It tastes cheesy because of the white sauce and of course lots of cheese.  Some people mix the white sauce and grated cheese together before they add it to the potatoes. And others sprinkle bread crumbs over the potatoes before baking, but this is my way of making cheesy potatoes; trini style with lots of cheese. As you can see in the picture below I still have one or two pastelles remaining so you could say that I am celebrating the New Year still. Enjoy!

Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

 

cheesy potatoesCheesy potato served with lettuce salad and a flour pastelle.

CHEESY POTATOES

 

1 1/2 lbs. potatoes
8 oz. grated cheese
1 small onion, finely diced
2 pimiento, finely diced
2 tbsp. flour
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. parsley
1 bouillon cube (optional)
pepper (optional)
water

 

In a deep pot, boil water for the potatoes.

Pare the potatoes and dice. Place in boiling water for about 15 minutes.
Strain and set aside in a large mixing bowl.

While the potato is boiling, make the white sauce. The white sauce is made on a low flame. Melt the butter in a deep pan and add the chopped onions. Cook the onion until soft, for about 5 minutes.

Remove the pan from the flame and add the flour and mix well.

The mixture looks like this.

Add the milk and mix well again. Return the liquid to a low flame and continue to cook until the liquid is thick. Add the bouillon cube. Stir the liquid every now and then.

Remove from the flame when the liquid is thick and a bit creamy.

Add pimiento and the parsley.

Add the white sauce and about 5 oz of the grated cheese. Mix well and pour in a greased casserole dish.

Sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese over the potato.
Bake in a preheated
oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

Cheesy Potatoes. Delicious!
At this time, I am really salivating for a piece of this pie. So, while you’re reading this recipe I am going to help myself to some cheesy potatoes….. I think I have some ponche de crème in the fridge still ….. maybe I’ll have a glass ……Bye!

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9 Responses to Cheesy Potatoes

  1. ria February 9, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    made this for lunch yesterday with b b q chicken the whole family loved it.

  2. Raz4125 February 11, 2009 at 1:38 am #

    I glad to hear that they liked it.

  3. chris sivewright April 11, 2009 at 5:38 pm #

    Hi can anyone out there make doubles, please share the recipe thank you

  4. A April 12, 2009 at 3:15 am #

    I just took the pan out of the oven. It’s the 3rd time in 2 months I have made it.
    Everyone loves it.
    It will be a part of our Easter dinner tomorrow in the States.

    A.

  5. A April 12, 2009 at 3:18 am #

    I just took the pan out of the oven. It will be a part of my family’s Easter dinner tomorrow.

    This is the 3rd time in 2 months I have made this dish. It’s a HIT!!

    Thanks!!!

  6. raz4125 April 12, 2009 at 5:08 am #

    3rd time in two months! It really is a hit :^)
    I’m glad you and your family enjoyed it. Have a Happy Easter.

  7. Dein Koenig May 16, 2009 at 1:09 pm #

    Nice One

  8. caribspice33 May 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    hey felix……….i made this sunday with bbq chicken hubby loved it as well as my 18month old son…..love ur recipes its a nice break from the callaloo an macaroni pie syndrome…..

    nooshin mcewen

  9. Felix May 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    You’re welcome caribspice33 :-)

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