Crispy Potatoes with a cheesy top
Crispy potatoes with a cheesy top

My love for cheese and potatoes at times takes over my life. And this recipe is just the perfect amalgamation of that love. It renders the potatoes crispy on the outside yet moist on the inside and the cheesy cover on top is nothing but sin…

I’ve taken the dish one step further and add to the calories by adding crispy fried bacon on top! God help me!  There’s nothing better than sinking your teeth into this soft delicious creamy texturally abundant bake. What’s more if you’ve planned it well, this entree takes all of 30 minutes in the oven! Yup its super quick.

I’ve used a light cheddar and Gruyère cheese, but you could top the potatoes with a flavour of your choice. You could also top it with a thick layer of mozzarella, for that string oozy touch.

Time taken: an hour

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Skill Level: Basic 

Ingredients:

  • 4 large potatoes, boiled and cooled
  • 1/2 cup mix of cheddar and Gruyère cheese (You can add as much as you like, depending on the thickness of cheese you wish to achieve)
  • 1 tablespoon of barbecue rub
  • Salt, pepper and paprika to taste.
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped medium.
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil (optional) I’ve cooked it without any oil.
  • 5-6 strips of bacon (optional)
  • 10-12 sprigs of fresh parsley (optional)

Method:

1. Cut the pre-boiled and cooked potatoes into wedges.

Ready for the bake
Ready for the bake

2. Place the wedges in a baking dish and sprinkle it with salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and barbecue games.

Top the potatoes with as much cheese as you would like! The thicker the layer the better :)
Top the potatoes with as much cheese as you would like! The thicker the layer the better :)

3. Sprinkle with all the cheese.

4. Bake in a pre heated oven for 20 minutes at 200 degree C.

Melted cheese over potato is a HOT combination!
Melted cheese over potato is a HOT combination!

5. When the cheese appears to have melted, grill the entree for 10 minutes, or till the cheese gets a golden glow.

6. Serve hot.

Optional:

7. If you wish you could sprinkle the dish with freshly fried bacon pieces or freshly chopped parsley leaves. I’ve used fat-less bacon here.

Crispy Potatoes with a cheesy top
Crispy Potatoes with a cheesy top

WHAT DO YOU PAIR IT WITH?

Medium-rear steak served with chickpeas, greens and salami salad,  garlic fried french beans and crispy potatoes with cheese
Medium-rear steak served with chickpeas, greens and salami salad, garlic fried french beans and the cheesy potatoes at the far right end!

 

 

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