In just THREE days (Eeeeeek! <3 Valentines Day 2020) we’re releasing Salty Cheese Potato Train – the song that not only brought bearchilde together, but which I’m 100% sure is my greatest songwriting work to date. My magnum opus. My capsicum annuum magnifico.
In celebration, we have launched a shop where you can get your Salty Cheese Potato Train and bearchilde gear. Additionally, because I am great and nice, I am providing you with the recipe for the salty cheese potato train, so that you may enjoy this delicacy while you dance around your house to our song.
Salty Cheese Potato Train Recipe
- About 3 biggishly-sized Yukon Gold or white potatoes (about 1.5 lbs? 🤷🏼♀️ basically however many will fit flat on your skillet)
- Splash of olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- *1c shredded hard cheese of your choice
- Optional: green garlic, shallots, chopped parsley etc.
- Big, flat cast iron skillet
Preheat oven to 350F with cast iron skillet inside. Slice potatoes into 1/3” thick rounds. Place the slices in a bowl and splash with olive oil, stir slices around with your hands until they’re evenly coated with oil. Remove the skillet from the oven. Place potato slices completely flat on hot skillet. Make sure they’re not overlapping. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Cook until golden brown (about 40 minutes) at 350. Remove from oven and flip over each slice. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Raise the temp to 400F and cook about 15 more minutes. Poke with a fork to make sure they’re soft enough; if they’re not, cook more. Remove from oven and turn the oven off.
Makin’ that Traaaaaain
The potatoes will be hot, so you’ll want to gently handle them with tongs. Line the potatoes up on the skillet in two lines, overlapping, like fallen dominoes (that’s your train, right there). Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the potatoes evenly and put the skillet back in the warm oven. Leave the potatoes in the oven long enough for the cheese to melt – this should take about 5-10 minutes.
Let the potatoes cool for a few minutes after removing from the oven, then gently slide dem trains onto a serving dish. Top with shallots, parsley, or the garnish of your choice. Choooooo choooooo! Listen to Salty Cheese Potato Train with your ears! Enjoy the other salty cheese potato train with your mouth while hot and melty.
*I like cheddar, but you can use your favorite cheese(s). Hard cheeses like cheddar, jack, etc., work well because they melt to cover the slices. However, soft cheeses, like Gorgonzola, will also work, you just won’t get that picture-perfect coverage and melt. You could even try a vegan nacho cheese, meow! Try adding other complementary garnishes, too.
What’s your favorite way to Salty Cheese Potato Train?