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Creamy Potato and Onion Bake

Written By: Chris - Feb• 10•15

This is one of those recipes that is simple and was created based on some ingredients that I had on hand in my fridge and pantry.  I always have onions; usually have a few russet potatoes, and had some flavorful creamy cheese that I love!  I added some heavy cream, butter, salt and pepper, fresh herbs, and Parmesan cheese.  Boursin Cheese is one of my favorites.  I serve it along cheese trays and even use it as a simple dip for celery or carrots.

Jen and I wanted a delectable dish that would go well with the lobster tail we prepared for our “pre-Valentines” celebration and came up with this potato bake.  You can use whatever herbs are your favorite or in season.  I chose fresh parsley and thyme, which are our favorites.  I thought about sage, but decided against it since it can really overpower a dish.

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Ingredients:

2 Russet Potatoes, finely sliced
1 Medium Onion, finely sliced
1 5.2 ounce, Boursin Cheese
1 Cup Heavy Cream (or more)
1-2 Tablespoons Fresh Thyme, finely chopped
1-2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
Salt & Pepper, to taste

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Wash and slice potatoes (leaving the skin on); peel the onions and slice them very thin using a mandolin.  Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or rub with softened butter for more flavor.  Line a thin layer of potatoes on bottom, overlapping slightly.

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Layer onions onto the potatoes and add crumbles of the cheese.  Continue with layers.

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Season layers with salt and  pepper and continue to layer for at least four layers.

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Pour on the cream and season with plenty of salt and pepper.  You may need more cream to cover potatoes to the top layer.

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Add some grated parmesan cheese

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Then add chopped herbs.

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Bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbly.  Allow potatoes to sit for around 15 minutes before serving.

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This was a delicious meal!

Enjoy!
Cheers!
~Chris

 

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