Fingerling Potatoes and Cheese Casserole

Fingerling Potatoes and Cheese Casserole
 Fingerling Potatoes – I have seen these every once in a while when I go grocery shopping, but was never really tempted to buy….However, there is always a first time and there they were, golden, pink and purple all bunched together in a 3 pound meshed sack! And we took it home!
For a person who cooks potatoes in several forms with great ease, I was quite bewildered by what I should do with these fingerlings- It never occurred to me that I could cut them – That was not an option in my head because how does that make these special potatoes any different from the regular ones?  So they had to be in their fingerlingy shape and form….

I scoured the net for recipes – But most of them had cream cheese and mayonnaise as their base – These are good mind you, but I wanted something less heavy and fatty…So here’s what I came up with. I used laughing cow swiss cheese cubes (35 calories each)

In Words
Ingredients
About 25 fingerling potatoes

Laughing cow cheese – 8 cubes (35 calories each) basil, sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella flavor
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
1/2 teaspoon of herb De Provence
1 tsp of sambar powder (optional)
2 tsp of Dosai Molagapodi (optional or can be substituted with 1 tsp of paprika or cayenne pepper crushed)
1 tsp of ground pepper

Preparation:

Boil the potatoes. Peel and set aside
In a pan, bring to boil the milk
Add the 8 cheese cubes and melt
Add the oregano and the sambar powder and the herbs and the ground pepper
Set aside the sauce
Place the potatoes in a baking pan
Set the oven at 425 degrees
sprinkle the molaga podi over the potatoes and turn them(optional)
Add the sauce
Top it with the grated cheddar cheese
Bake for 15 minutes
Serve immediately with garlic bread of carb of choice
And of course with Love :)

In Pictures

Fingerling Potatoes
                                         The cheese wedges
                     Cheese melting in the milk

  Boiled potatoes with Dosai Molaga podi sprinkled over before baking

                                   Smothered in sauce

                                And topped with grated cheddar cheese

                                Out of the oven and ready to feast on :))

Sending this to Veggie of the month hosted by Divya or Dil Se

Skills

Posted on

January 18, 2011

9 Comments

  1. Such a creamy,delicious and comforting food,very inviting..

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  2. omg- indeed we share a culinary bond (hee hee) this one is bookmarked !

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  3. The potatoes look so pretty and baked preparations are always inviting, loved the idea of adding podis.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  4. Hi, 1stime here..yummy recipe collection.
    Gald to follow you.

    Cheesy potatos looks yumm..

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  5. Posted the pic of yard long beans on my blog…u can check it out…
    Look out for a event starting tomorrow at my blog….Hope u will participate…
    BTW the fingerlings look too delish and yum!…baked too..yummy!

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  6. How I wish some for the dinner! Looks delish!

    US Masala

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  7. Thanks for dropping by and your sweet comment :-)

    This looks so creamy and yumm.

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