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DaisyM Feb 11, 2011 01:11 PM

I'm making prime rib for Valentine's Day and want a really great potato sidedish, other than baked. Can you suggest something really special? Thank you!

  1. egit Feb 11, 2011 01:22 PM

    Pommes Anna is fun. It's buttery and creamy, but it's still almost 100% potatoes. It looks nice, too.

    1. monavano Feb 11, 2011 01:27 PM

      Pommes Dauphinoise is beyond!
      I use this recipe and it's a decadent treat. Best potatoes ever.
      http://www.bigoven.com/recipe/154354/...

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        sparkareno Feb 11, 2011 02:33 PM

        What are you making these in? It says to put the dish on the stove first. I don't think I could do that with any of my baking dishes (like Corningware). I guess you could use a fancy pants copper gratin pan ---but I don't have one & most likely never will. Also, sometimes when I make scalloped potatoes the potatoes turn color. They don't do it every time so it's even more of a mystery on how to make that not happen. This recipe does sound heavenly though.

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          monavano Feb 11, 2011 02:36 PM

          Great question! I forget that the recipe calls for starting on the stove (in which case I'd use a heavy dutch oven like LC), but I go right into the oven in a casserole dish.
          Thanks for allowing me to clarify that!

      2. greygarious Feb 11, 2011 02:28 PM

        Current thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/761335

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          Quine Feb 11, 2011 02:35 PM

          Exactly what I was thinking when I read the title of this post! Oooh the dripping from the Prime Rib would be so good!

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          escondido123 Feb 11, 2011 02:29 PM

          Gratin potatoes using a mix of Yukon gold and sweet potatoes. Garlic infused heavy cream poured over a topping of Parmigiano, baked until crusty....it will make you want to skip the Prime Rib!

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            nsstampqueen Feb 11, 2011 02:39 PM

            You could try: Boiled Idaho (russet) potatoes - mashed, add a bit of salt and white pepper. With a hand held mixer beat in 4 - 6 ounces of cream cheese and a beaten egg until nicely combined. Mound in an oven-proof dish and bake for about 30 minutes until puffed and golden on top (might just be the edges and peaks that get a little brown). This is so rich and delicious especially with gravy made the roast drippings! You can also line a baking sheet with parchment paper and make little individual mounds of the potatoes for baking, probably only need to bake for 15 minutes or less that way! Can I have your leftovers????

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              Teraesa22 Feb 11, 2011 02:42 PM

              Truffle butter or truffle salt makes any potato dish 100% better!

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                DaisyM Feb 11, 2011 02:55 PM

                I don't think I've ever met a potato that I didn't love. These suggestions are just great. We're starting Weight Watchers the next day....so I'm going for it!

            2. Hank Hanover Feb 11, 2011 03:58 PM

              Tom Coilcchio's "boulangerie potatoes" is very festive looking and is fairly easy.

              http://endlessbanquet.blogspot.com/2006/06/boulangerie-potatoes.html

              Here is a link to a picture: or you can look it up in Google images.

              http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...

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