Wanted a side dish to go with the meatloaf I was making but I wanted something different than my usual corn or beans or broccoli. Had some taters, onion and smoked cheese hanging around. I thought what a combination, can't go wrong there.
Grated up some smoked sharp cheddar, smoked colby jack and smoked havarti. About 2 cups worth of cheese all together. Made a cheese sauce out of it. Just a basic Béchamel sauce, basically just 3 TSP of butter and 3 TSP of flour made into a roux then I added 1 cup of milk to it then added the cheese added to it. I guess that would be a Mornay sauce. But let's not get too technical. I boiled 5 medium sized Red potatoes in their skins for about 15 minutes, cooled in cold water and diced them up. Yukon golds would be good too. You don't want a tater that's too starchy. Sauteed a bit of finely chopped onion, about a cup, in some bacon grease from the strip of bacon I fried and threw it in a casserole dish. Added the diced potatoes, covered it with the cheese sauce and mixed it well. Baked it at 375 for around 50 minutes. Everyone loved them. I will make this one again for sure.
A Meatloaf Marvin O'Day would be proud of.
Cheese, Bacon and Onions, boiled potatoes. Wish I'd had more bacon. But it was kinda spur of the moment.
The sauce. I think this would be good poured over anything.
Ready to go in the oven. I added about a half cup of water to it in the casserole dish so it would dry out too much while baking.
Oh yeah. That's what I'm talkin about. Golden brown goodness.
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