We spent a quiet New Year's Eve at home. I read. The Big Guy surfed the Internet a bit.
I decided a few days ago that I wanted something different for NY's dinner; something that looked good and was satisfying, so I concocted a dish: au gratin potatoes with a twist. It was worth every second!
Here's what I did...
KATHY'S NEW YEAR POTATOES
1 lb ground turkey breast
5 shallots, thinly sliced
6 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
1 T onion powder
salt and pepper
2 T chopped parsley
3 T Garlic infused olive oil
Pour olive oil into large saute pan. Brown turkey meat and shallots; add bacon and parsley. Mix well. De-glaze pan with water or chicken stock if needed.
4 large Yukon Gold potatoes sliced extremely thin (I use a mandolin)
2 c heavy cream
1 T dijon mustard
8 oz shredded Mexican Mix cheese
6 green onions, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°.
Layer potatoes in a buttered baking dish. Spread all of meat mixture atop potatoes. Sprinkle on some of the cheese.
Add another layer of potatoes and cheese.
Add mustard to cream and mix well. Pour over potatoes and top with cheese, green onions, and paprika.
Bake for 75 minutes or until brown and bubbly. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.