This classic side dish to so many holiday dinners comes together quickly, and with minimal effort.
- 3 cups (750 mL) half and half
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter, softened
- 1 garlic clove, pressed
- 2 lbs. (1 kg) russet potatoes, peeled (3–4 medium)
- 1 oz. (30 g) Parmesan cheese, finely grated (½ cup/125 mL)
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Heat the half & half, thyme, and salt in a small pan over medium-low heat until it comes to a simmer. Remove from the heat and let the cream steep with the thyme until ready to use.
Brush the butter and garlic over the bottom and sides of the 2-qt. (2-L) Enameled Cast Iron Baker.
Thinly slice the potatoes on the #2 setting of the Simple Slicer. Layer the potatoes in the baker, remove the thyme from the half & half, and pour over the potatoes.
Cover the baker with foil and place on a sheet pan (see cook’s tip). Bake for 40 minutes.
Remove the foil and top with the Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, until the cheese is lightly browned and the potatoes are tender when pierced with a paring knife, about 15–20 minutes. Let the potatoes cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
- 8 servings
Nutrients per serving:
U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 230, Total Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 8 g, Cholesterol 40 mg, Sodium 400 mg, Carbohydrate 25 g, Fiber 1 g, Total Sugars 4 g (includes 0 g added sugars), Protein 7 g
The sauce gets very hot and may bubble over, so we recommend using a sheet pan keep any spillover contained in the pan instead of making a mess in your oven.