Oakhill Potatoes

12 ounces Melissa’s Baby Ruby Gold potatoes,

boiled until just fork tender

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 onion, diced (I used a red onion)

1 clove garlic, diced fine

3 tablespoons flour

1-1/2 cups whole milk

1⁄8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup grated cheese

2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

4 slices bacon, fried crisp, drained, and crumbled

1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped

1 Tablespoon chopped scallions

 

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

 

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Saute onion until translucent. Add garlic; saute for 1 minute. Push vegetables to the side and stir in flour; cook for 1-2 minutes. Add milk, whisking constantly. Cook until sauce just begins to thicken and add cheese, grated nutmeg (if using, see text), salt, and pepper, stirring until cheese has melted. Remove from heat.

 

Thickly slice potatoes and place into the bottom of a well-greased, ovenproof 1 to 1-1/2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle bacon, scallions, and eggs over the potatoes and top with cheese sauce.

 

Bake for 30 minutes; garnish with parsley.

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