The Hot Potato

Did you know that potatoes contain more potassium than a banana? Aside from their appetizing texture and incredible versatility, this popular crop has no cholesterol, fat and sodium and is only 110 calories – perfect for dieters and heavy eaters alike. It is also an excellent source of Vitamins B6 and C, fiber and magnesium, as well as antioxidants.



The Hot Potato

(Image source: themediterraneandish.com)



Ingredients:


4 boiling potatoes, boiled and sliced
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced jalapeno peppers
1/4 cup chopped pimientos
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Directions:

  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium heat and carefully add flour, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Stir until boiling and thickened. 
  2. Add cheese and jalapeno peppers and continue heating until cheese is melted. 
  3. Place sliced potatoes in a large bowl and pour milk mixture over it. 
  4. Top with pimiento. Pour mixture into a greased 2-quart casserole dish and bake in a pre-heated oven (350F) for 30 minutes or until potatoes are completely tender.

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