??? 3 pounds Russet Or Yukon Gold Potatoes, Washed Thoroughly ??? 2 Tablespoons Butter ??? 1 whole Yellow Onion, Diced ??? 3 cups Diced Ham ??? 1-1/2 cup Half-and-half ??? 1-1/2 cup Heavy Cream ??? 1/4 cup Flour ??? Black Pepper To Taste ??? 1 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese ??? 1 cup Grated Monterey Jack Cheese ??? Chopped Parsley (optional)
I was thinking of adding double the amount of cream (in place of portion of 1/2 and 1/2) and Parmesan and Romano for the cheeses and 1-2 eggs for the flour.
before you advise me this isnt paleo. I know....I am just tweeking old SAD meals closer to paleo.
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on April 09, 2012
at 07:14 PM
In the future, use equal quantities of cauliflower instead of potatoes. Then you can keep the flavor this recipe is going for without all the extra starch. I do this for mashed potatoes (cauliflower mash) and potato salad (faux-tato salad). Ditto on the above suggestions, too :-)
on April 09, 2012
at 06:00 PM
For small steps, I'd do the following:
- Mix up potatoes and sweet potatoes instead of all white potatoes.
- Use good butter. Use a lot of it.
- ... and skip the half-and-half.
- Have thick sour cream on the table, on the side, for anyone that wants it. Don't put too much out.
- Buy some uncooked ham steaks (i.e. not cured and nitrated), and make and chop your own ham.
- I agree, stick to one cheese and prefer a Parmegianno Reggiano (grated) over Monterey Jack cheese (blech!) or cheddar.
- Just skip the flour. Add more Parmegianno Reggiano on top for a bit of zing.
- Use 1 very large onion, or 2 medium ones.
- Definitely use lots of parsley. Fresh.
- Toss more veggies in there. Root veggies with flavor would work: e.g. celeriac.
Yeah, as you noted, it's not paleo, but if you reduce all that dairy to "just enough" and "especially for flavour", it's definitely looking like a tastier meal.