Smoked Gouda Muffin Tin Potato Stacks
Smoked Gouda Muffin Tin Potato Stacks ~ layers of tender, thinly sliced potatoes and gooey, melted cheese baked in a muffin tin with golden, crispy edges.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
- 2 large Russet potatoes long narrow potatoes work best - about 1 pound
- 2 tablespoons onions minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme finely minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/4 cup grated Smoked Gouda cheese
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 400°.
In a medium size bowl, microwave the butter, olive oil, thyme, lemon juice and zest, onions, salt and pepper a few seconds until the butter is melted then blend in the grated cheese.
Peel the potatoes then slice as thin as possible and add the potatoes to the bowl, combining thoroughly.
Lightly spray each cup with cooking spray then begin stacking the potatoes into the muffin cups making sure there's Smoked Gouda in each layer, then gently press down on the potato stack with your fingers.
Add a light sprinkle of salt and some fresh cracked black pepper. Discard the remaining butter in the bowl.
Bake 30-45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender inside with golden, crispy brown edges. Let them rest 5 minutes in the tins then gently remove onto a plate.
Note: to serve as an apptizer, use small potatoes and bake in a mini muffin tin. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chives.