Speedy Cheesy Emmentaler Skillet Potatoes




Potatoes and cheese
go together like a
good movie and popcorn!






Crispy fried potatoes, oozing with melted cheese and chives is a perfect side dish for about any meal.

These spuds, are the epitome of everything a potato should be:  shades of burnt sienna crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, blanketed with a layer of melted cheese.

Slightly adapted from Fine Cooking, this recipe includes Emmentaler cheese.  This is the first time I’ve melted it on potatoes and it won’t be the last.  



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Emmentaler cheese is pale yellow with a thin rind; a medium-hard Swiss cheese originating from the Emmentaler valley area of west-central Switzerland.  

Its taste is creamy, sweet and nutty ~ perfect when combined with cheddar and oozing deliciousness over potatoes.  




All other potatoes were just a dress rehearsal for this...

sadly, there were not any leftovers...




Cheesy Skillet Potatoes

Ingredients:

1½ pounds (about 4 medium-size) Russet potatoes, or Yukon Gold
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 ounces (⅓ cup) coarsely grated sharp Cheddar
2 ounces (⅓ cup) coarsely grated Emmentaler cheese
1 tablespoon chopped chives

Method:

Peel and slice potatoes, season with salt and pepper.
Place oil in 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Add potatoes, cook undisturbed, until just starting to brown, about 5 minutes.
Lower heat to medium and gently flip potatoes every 2 minutes until potato slices are crisped and browned, about another 10-12 minutes.
Top with cheeses, cover, remove from heat and let sit until cheese melts, about 2 minutes.
Sprinkle with chives.
Serve 

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Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Fried taters and cheese - it doesn't get much better.

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  2. The combo of cheese and potato is a guarantee to deliciousness!

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    1. Yes, Angie! Perfect comfort food!

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  3. this is the side dish to end all side dishes...in fact, i'd skip the main course altogether and just have seconds and thirds of potatoes! :)

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    1. Thanks, Grace! It's perfect and I could eat it all, a complete meal! :-)

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  4. That sounds so yummy, love anything with cheese but as you say it goes so well with potatoes. Hope all is well Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! The more cheese, the better. :-)

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  5. Love potato and cheese and Im hungry now P=am!!

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! Glad you like it too!

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  6. Hi Pam, love that you added 2 kinds of cheese, this potato dish could be my complete meal, looks delicious.

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  7. I don't think potatoes can get much better than this!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! They were perfect! :-)

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  8. Potatoes and melted cheese - the ultimate comfort food.
    As usual, the dishes in your pictures make my mouth water.

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    1. Thanks, Duta! I feel the same way when I look at other food posts other bloggers have made. It's a good thing I can't gain weight from drooling over them!

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  9. These potatoes look super good! I love potatoes + cheese - I'd eat the whole pan myself.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I definitely could make a meal of them, so good!

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  10. Cheesy spuds! Love the idea. Wonderful recipe -- this looks SO GOOD! Thanks for this.

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    1. Thanks, John! We really like the cheesy potatoes, perfect comfort food!

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  11. Pam, Who doesn't love fried potatoes...and then when you add cheese it's palate pleasure to the max! We've never done cheesy potatoes with Emmentaler cheese but it sounds like we'll have to give it a try soon. Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! Hope you try this since you're potato lovers too. The Emmentaler cheese was really tasty! Have a good day!

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  12. I always come by here when I am hungry then I read this and now I am REALLY
    hungry!!
    Looks so yummy.

    M : )

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    1. Hi Melinda! It's my pleasure to make you REALLY hungry! :-) They were yummy and you have a great day!

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  13. Great idea. Better than popcorn!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow...so those ever look great, Pam. I'm dieting right now...no carbs, but am saving this recipe!

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