The slow cooker is often underrated when it comes to producing delicious meals, and Kentucky Potatoes are an excellent example of how this handy kitchen appliance can shine. These potatoes are similar to scalloped potatoes but require significantly less effort to make, proving that tasty doesn’t necessarily have to be time-consuming.
Basic Kentucky Potatoes Recipe:
- 1 bag of frozen Potatoes O’Brien (or homemade diced potatoes, peppers, and onions)
- 1 can of cream of potato soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preparation: Place the Potatoes O’Brien (or your own mixture of diced potatoes, peppers, and onions) into the slow cooker.
- Mixing the Ingredients: Add a can of cream of potato soup, sour cream, and shredded cheddar cheese into the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cook: Stir all the ingredients until well combined. Set your slow cooker on high and cook for 2-4 hours until the potatoes are tender.
- Serve: Once the potatoes are done, give them a good stir and serve hot.
Ways to Customize Your Kentucky Potatoes
- Change the Soup: Cream of mushroom soup can add a bit of meaty richness to the dish.
- Experiment with Cheese: Use different types of cheddar, from mild to extra sharp, or even try other cheeses like Gruyère and emmental.
- Extra Cheese: For an extra gooey finish, add a bit more cheese about 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
- Add Meat: Chopped ham or bacon can be great mix-ins.
- Fresh Garnish: Sprinkle some chopped chives or scallions on top right before serving to add a touch of freshness to this hearty dish.
Whether served as a main course or a side dish, Kentucky Potatoes are a comforting, cheesy, and simple-to-make meal that can easily be customized to suit your own taste preferences.