Saturday, August 21, 2010

Delmonico Potatoes...

By Diana Rattray, Guide

Named after the New York restaurant where they were created, Delmonico potatoes date back to 19th century.

* 2 cups diced cooked potatoes
* 2 cups white sauce, below
* salt and pepper
* shredded mild Cheddar or Swiss cheese
* buttered bread crumbs

Combine potatoes, white sauce, salt, and pepper. Pour into a greased shallow baking dish. Sprinkle shredded cheese over potatoes the top with buttered bread crumbs. Cook at 425° for about 20 minutes, or until nicely browned. Recipe for Delmonico potatoes makes 4 servings.

White Sauce

* 4 tablespoons butter
* 4 tablespoons flour
* 2 cups milk
* salt
* white or black pepper

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; stir in flour. Cook for 3 minutes, but do not brown. Stir in milk and continue cooking over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce begins to thicken. Season with salt and pepper. Add a tablespoon or two of heavy cream for a richer sauce.
Makes 2 cups of white sauce.

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