8 oz fully cooked pork, I used uncured Canadian bacon
5 oz baby spinach
3 TBS butter
1 medium white onion, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBS cornstarch, dissolved in 2 TBS half and half
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 cups half and half, or 1 cup milk and 1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, 6 oz, I used half CB Vermont White and half CBSharp Yellow
Up to 8 oz oz thinly sliced mushrooms, bella
1 oz freshly grated Reggiano Parmesan Cheese, optional
2 sprigs fresh oregano, finely minced
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Prepare all ingredients as described above.
Place sliced potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Set aside. In a
medium non-stick pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. When oil
is shimmering add mushrooms and cook until browned. Stir in
garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Stir in oregano
and spinach. Remove from heat. Toss in warm pan until spinach is
wilted, about 3 minutes. Add mixture to potatoes, stir. In the
same pan, brown the pork. Add to potato mixture. Set aside
Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in same pan over
medium-low heat. Stir in the onion, and cook
until dark brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cornstarch
mixture; cook 1 minute more.
Season with salt, and stir in the milk and
cream. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; add black pepper and
and stir until the sauce has thickened, about
10 minutes. PREHEAT OVEN to 400 as sauce is cooking. Stir in 3/4
of the cheddar cheese
until melted, and pour over the potatoes. Stir well to combine.
Spoon into 9 x 12 baking dish.
Cover the potatoes with aluminum foil, and bake
in the preheated oven 30 minutes. Uncover, and
cook 20 minutes more, then sprinkle with the
remaining cheddar and optional Parmesan cheeses, return to the
and bake until the potatoes are tender and the
cheese is bubbly, about 10 minutes more. CAUTION!! Potatoes will
be extremely hot. Let sit on stove top 10 minutes prior to
There's probably a way to prepare this much quicker using two pans.
This is the first time I've made this recipe. About 20 dolalrs worth
of ingredients give or take a bit.
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