Everyone reads Ree's blog, the Pioneer Woman, right? Of course you do because everyone does. But do you actually cook any of her recipes? Well, if you don't, you should. You should stop what you are doing right now and make something from her cooking site. (And notice how I refer to her as Ree, as if I know her? Well I don't, I only wish I did...sigh...)
We love her Crash Hot Potatoes. Love. Them. Especially my husband. He usually doesn't get excited about anything I cook but he raves about these. And who can blame him, they are delicious! Whenever we grill out in the summer I always cook them.
If we are having steak, I cook them. If we are having chicken, I cook them. If we are having ribs, I cook them. If we are...you get the picture.
So when she posted her Perfect Potatoes Au Gratin a few weeks ago, I knew I had to try them.
And let me tell you, they did not disappoint.
They are creamy and cheesy and garlicky and just plain ole yum.
And they gave me the perfect excuse to use the $5 mandolin I bought at Aldi's a few months ago.
I only two changes I made to her recipe. She says to use 4 russettpotatoes but I only used 2. My dish was still full of potatoes so I guess you could let that be your guide.
And her recipe says to use 4 garlic cloves. I used 4 and it was very garlicky and that's fine with me but if you don't like garlic as much as I do you may want to cut it down a little. Perhaps one garlic clove per potato.
My son who is an extremely picky eater said these were delicious. "They are creamy like mashed poatoes only different and better," was his exact quote.
Now I'm kicking myself for not getting PW's cookbook. (It's been on the NW Times best seller list for 11 weeks now.) Perhaps I should get this for myself for Valentine's Day. Does anyone else have it? If so, what do you think of it?