Holiday Potatoes


  • 4-5 lbs Cold River Gold potatoes
  • 11⁄2 Cups whole milk
  • 1⁄2 Cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Cup smoked gouda cheese, grated
  • 1 Cup fontina cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 or 4 sprigs of fresh thyme


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a deep 9×13 baking dish.

Put milk, cream, garlic, thyme, butter, salt, and pepper in a saucepan and simmer over very low heat for 20-30 minutes.

While the milk is simmering, wash potatoes and slice thin, at least 1/4 inch. (If you have a mandolin slicer it will make this task much easier!)

Layer all of the potatoes and cheese into the baking dish, and finish with the cheese. Remove the thyme stems and the whole garlic cloves from the milk, then pour the milk mixture over the potatoes. Cook in the oven for 45-60 minutes. (Potatoes should be soft before you take out.) Let rest for about 15 minutes.

Serves 8-10

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