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Decadent Potatoes For Prime Rib

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!

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

    1. Pommes Dauphinoise is beyond!
      I use this recipe and it's a decadent treat. Best potatoes ever.

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      1. re: monavano

        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.

        1. re: sparkareno

          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!

        1. re: greygarious

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

        2. 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!

          1. 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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            1. re: nsstampqueen

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

              1. re: Teraesa22

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


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