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Another Hot One! It's Crockpot time!

August 4th, 2010 at 07:08 am

The topic of every newscast is the weather...namely it's hot outside. No kidding! You walk outside and take a breath and sweat!

On an earlier blog I mentioned Stephanie O'Dea's cookbook, "Make it Fast, Cook it Slow". Here is a recipe for potatoes that I hope to try in this hot weather.

Walnut and Sage Potatoes Au Gratin

Cooking spray
6 medium brown potatoes (such as Idaho or Russet), peeled and sliced 1/ 4 inch thick
yellow onion, diced
1/3 cup flour
4 T (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 cups heavy cream or half and half
1 t Kosher salt
t black pepper
1 t dried sage
1 c shredded Greyere cheese
1 c walnut halves

In a 4 quart slow cooker, spray the inside with cooking spray. Put the sliced potatoes and onion in the slow cooker. In a mixing bowl whisk the flour into the melted butter. Add the cream and salt, pepper, and sage to the bowl, mixing well. Pour the cream mixture into the slow cooker and toss with the potatoes and ion. Sprinkle the cheese and walnuts on the top. Cover and cook on high for 3-5 hours or until the potatoes are tender.

It sure sounds hearty and at least it won't heat up the kitchen!

4 Responses to “Another Hot One! It's Crockpot time!”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Hey, this might be another use for those over-mature zucchini. Substitute zukes for the potatoes?. I better winter squash would sub very well, too. Think I'll go wave this recipe under DH's nose and see if he'll try it for me with the zucchini. (Any excuse to eat heavy cream and good cheese!)

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Mmm that sounds good....

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Let me know if DH tried it with zucchini, Joan!

    BA, are you going to fix it?

  4. baselle Says:

    I dunno - when its hot, a hearty meal is the last thing I want.

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