Our family LOVES to watch The Next Food Network Star and we were thrilled when Melissa won last week!!! For the last challenge, Melissa and Jeffrey each had to do a short pilot episode. Melissa did a chicken dish with a potato gratin. Last night for dinner, I was making roast, but I had a couple of potatoes, so Rosie Girl and I decided to do a modification of Melissa’s potato gratin.
We sliced 2 large potatoes and grated about a cup of mild cheddar cheese. We then layered the potatoes and cheese into the cups of a muffin tin which had already been sprayed with baking spray. We topped each cup with a pat of butter and added a little milk. It went in the oven for about 30 minutes. (Melissa’s original recipe called for Swiss cheese instead of cheddar, and cream instead of milk and butter, but I loved the idea of using the muffin tin.)
The potatoes were delicious and perfectly cooked. The only problem was that the muffin tin could have been sprayed a little more completely so it was an annoyance to wash. This is definitely a “keeper” of a recipe – quick and easy to make and well-liked by the family.