You Say Potato, I Say Kryptonite

You Say Potato, I Say Kryptonite. . .

There is NOTHING that tempts me like a potato~ well, maybe HomeGoods :) ~  but when it comes to food, potatoes are my weakness. Anyway you serve them or slice them. . . mashed, scalloped, baked. . . and I guess now’s as good a time as any to confess:

 I do NOT share French Fries very well.

Since we are having a small-scale Thanksgiving this year, I thought this recipe for Potato Gratin with Rosemary Crust from Southern Living might do double duty~ since it blends sweet potatoes with Yukon gold potatoes. Although truthfully, I’d prefer to skip the turkey altogether and feast on sweet potato casserole AND mashed potatoes. . .but some family members would protest. . . *sigh* . . .

This recipe starts with prepared piecrusts~ a layer of chopped fresh rosemary, shredded Gruyère cheese and black pepper~ sandwiched between two layers of piecrust. Rosemary can overwhelm a dish~ you’ll want to use it sparingly unless you’re fond of it. I used a little more than the 1 Tablespoon called for, for our taste buds, since it’s a flavor we enjoy.

  Press the layered crusts in the bottom and up sides of a 9-inch springform pan~ fold edges under if needed and chill.

 Peel and thinly slice Yukon gold and sweet potatoes. Layer one-third each of Yukon gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, and salt in prepared crust. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup  Gruyère cheese. Repeat layers twice, pressing layers down slightly to fit.


Microwave 2/3 cup of heavy cream and 1 minced garlic clove in a 1-cup microwave-safe measuring cup on HIGH 45 seconds; pour over potato layers in pan.

 Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Cover pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet.

  Bake at 450° for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 25 minutes or until potatoes are done and crust is richly browned. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Carefully transfer to a serving plate, and remove sides of pan. If desired, carefully slide gratin off bottom of pan using a long knife or narrow spatula. Garnish, if desired.

 In addition to your turkey, this gratin would be wonderful with beef tenderloin for the holidays.

You can find the complete & printable recipe from Southern Living here~

it looks beautiful & impressive presented on a cake pedestal.

 Wishing you a Delicious

& Happy Thanksgiving!

Potato Gratin with Rosemary Crust

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  71 comments for “You Say Potato, I Say Kryptonite

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    November 23, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Oh my, that does look amazing! Wouldn’t mind it with my coffee for breakfast. Happy Thanksgiving Mary-enjoy:@)

  2. November 23, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Gorgeous presentation, Mary & how interesting that it uses both types of potatoes! Our menu is set in cement & there would be a mutany if I changed a single item, but perhaps I will try it later in the month.

    I’m so thankful for all the beautiful inspiration you provide!
    Have a Blessed & Grateful Thanksgiving, Honey!


  3. November 23, 2011 at 10:32 am

    OOOh now this looks and sounds delicious.. I will have to make this, maybe next week.. Ditto Retta’s comment.. menu set in stone! Children would revolt and i would be hanging from a masthead somewhere! Have a very blessed thanksgivings! thanks so much for sharing.. xo marlis

  4. November 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Mouthwatering…….will surely try this out. Awesome pictures.

  5. November 23, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Mary, you certainly win the award for most intriguing post title! I love anything with sweet potatoes, and this dish looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing this recipe, and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  6. November 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I fancy potato gratin for supper, sorry I have not called by for awhile but we have been busy with the olive harvest.

  7. November 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    omg i don’t even care for potatoes and this is driving me wild, must be crack for you! i think i will make scott stop at the store on his way home, this looks like his kinda fare for the holiday :)

    so pretty, so mouthwatering, egads, who knew potatoes could be so alluring!

    happy holiday my fft buddy, looking forward to more homework on the horizon with ya~

  8. Pat
    November 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I’ve made version of this wonderful potato pie, Mary, and we always love it! Yours looks magnificent.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  9. November 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I am sure your dinner will be quite fantastic, Mary. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. xo

  10. November 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Oh! Yum! I agree..potatoes and Homegoods are favorites of mine too! haha
    Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Blessings & Aloha!

  11. November 23, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Potatoes are my weakness, too. This dish looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. November 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I’m not sure I would want to share that too! That looks sensational-yum! I hope you enjoy every bite at your Thanksgiving celebrations!

    Blessings and best wishes to you and your family for Thanksgiving.

  13. November 23, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    That looks delicious! Such a pretty presentation too.

  14. November 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    What an extraordinary potato dish. I really want to make it! My husband LOVES Rosemary and I like the idea of using both white and sweet potatoes. Such a pretty presentation too!

    Hoping you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day tomorrow!

  15. November 23, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    That is a beautiful dish! Happy Thanksgiving.

  16. November 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I love spuds too! This looks yummy and very doable. Enjoy your Turkey Day and eat nothing but potato’s…just to irritate someone:) Thanks for the recipe!

  17. November 23, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    That looks so yummy! I might have to keep that in mind for Christmas.

  18. November 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I do a similar dish on New Years Eve, but this one looks even more decadent! Can’t wait to try it…

  19. November 24, 2011 at 12:13 am

    love this, I wish to have a bite.

  20. November 24, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I love potatoes too! We are having mashed and scalloped tomorrow! This looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Anne

  21. November 24, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Oh my goodness, I need a fork. I so want a bite of that right now…and it is only 6am…

  22. November 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Looks wonderful! I am a potato lover, too…

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  23. November 24, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Mary, I’m adding this to our recipe file. Beautiful and delicious.

  24. November 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Thanksgiving food is so delicous I will probs make this for over Christmas here in UK .
    Thanks for good recipe

  25. November 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I can almost taste this! It looks so yummy!!!

  26. November 25, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Yes!! I love any kind of potatoes too!! This recipe has my mouth watering!!

  27. Pondside
    November 25, 2011 at 3:27 am

    What a perfect dish for a bridge luncheon, too. I could see it with a tangy salad and some lovely chicken.

  28. November 25, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful presentation and photography – BRAVA!

  29. November 25, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    This is so interesting! I love rosemary…so looking forward to trying this. Would have never thought of a pie crust! Thanks for sharing!

  30. November 26, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Oh, that looks almost to beautiful to eat… almost. Lovely post and recipe. Thank you!

  31. November 27, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Yum!! And your pictures are stunning!

  32. November 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    My mouth is watering looking at your gorgeous photos. Potatoes and rosemary go so well together, don’t they? I love that you combined white potatoes with sweet potatoes. I am definitely trying this.

  33. November 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I love potatoes, but hate mashed potatoes. I know the rest of the world thinks I’m weird. Any other way to prepared potatoes is fine. I love gratin potatoes, but have never heard about this version with the pie crust and rosemary. It looks delish! I’d probably give up the turkey….but not the crabmeat dressing….for this dish!

  34. November 27, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    It looks delicious, and I am with you on the potatoes! My excuse is that I am Irish, and I have spud blood! :)

  35. November 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    What a gorgeous looking potato dish! It certainly elevates potatoes to a new level.

  36. November 28, 2011 at 12:24 am

    I came over from Stone Gable, because I adore potatoes just as you do. OMG, this is one of the prettiest potato dishes I’ve ever seen! We have lots of fresh rosemary in our herb garden. I know what’s on our Christmas dinner table! So glad you shared this one. Swoon!

  37. November 28, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Oh have mercy!!! Your potatoes look devine! I have one that would protest if there were no mashed potatoes!!! ;0)

  38. November 28, 2011 at 10:47 am

    You are speaking my love language, Mary! I too am a devoted potato lover!!! And your recipe and pictures look divine! I’m making this next week! Please look for a link back to this original post ON THE MENU MONDAY next week! YUMMY! Could I use one of your fabulous images with a photo credit and link back to you? Soooooooo beautiful! I come here to see true beauty! You have such a gift!
    xo Yvonnne

  39. November 28, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Your Potato Gratin is just beautiful. I can’t wait to make it. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen

  40. November 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I think this might be the prettiest potato dish I’ve ever laid my eyes on.

  41. November 30, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Your pictures made me hungry. I love potatoes too and with Gruyère cheese…OMGoodness what a great recipe! I would love to have you share this wonderful post with it’s pretty pictures and awesome recipe at my party!

  42. November 30, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    OMG! This looks amazing!

    I am totally making this!

    I think we’re having company for dinner on Saturday night!


    This is definitely on the menu!

    Thanks for sharing this delectable looking dish!

  43. November 2, 2012 at 12:00 am

    This looks beyond amazing.. what a fabulous dish..

  44. November 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for highlighting this recipe on your recent post! This is on my must try list and it would be perfect for the holidays. My husband doesn’t share french fries well either – LOL.

  45. November 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Oh boy…. I’m in trouble!! I love the looks of this! We can split it right??
    Wow… I’m printing it I type!!

  46. tz
    November 5, 2012 at 5:38 am

    This looks very yummy, so pinning this ;)

  47. November 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Looks so yummy and in a way those are very Italian flavours, so I am saving this and bookmarked your blog :)

  48. November 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    This is so pretty, and I especially love the rosemary crust!

  49. November 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    OMG!!! It looks delicious!!!!!!! Definitely gonna do it soon!!!!

  50. November 14, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Mary, we are having mashed potatoes and roasted sweet potatoes on our menu, but I’m saving this recipe for a future dinner. I like the idea of mixing the two. Interesting to add the rosemary crust. Thanks for the recipe!
    Beautiful images of your presentation. ‘-)

  51. November 14, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I pinned this because it is just that gorgeous.

  52. November 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    This is an awesome recipe and looks fabulous. I made something similar after I got my food processor but it didn’t look nearly as good! Pinned. Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Mondays

  53. November 17, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Whaaaat?! This is GORGEOUS! I think I’m sold on making this for Thanksgiving! I found it at Marvelous Monday and ohmygosh am I glad!

  54. November 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    This sounds delicious. I’m tweeting the recipe right now. Mmm! Love rosemary with potatoes. I generally roast mine with this herb too.

  55. November 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

    OMG, so nice to find your blog through the linky party today and this recipe. This must be made soon. Pinning this one.

  56. November 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I have weakness for potatoes AND rosemary. What a fabulous combination of flavors. I pinned it, but your photos are so impressive it was hard to chose which one.

    Happy Thanksgiving Mary.

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  58. December 4, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Hey Mary and fellow readers,
    Made this dish to bring to Thanksgiving and while absolutely yummy and as decadent as expected, the crust was overly browned, almost to the point of not eating it. What a waste of wonderful flavors, Did anyone experience this? Thoughts to share? Otherwise, definitely a keeper but make sure to use enough cheese and let her rest a bit so the slices are as gorgeous as possible!

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  60. December 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

    This looks amazing. I just saw it. Putting it on the Christmas menu for sure! Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Cheryl
    November 1, 2014 at 10:25 am

    This looks delicious! I’m going to make it for dinner this weekend and it may go on the Christmas table with our roast beef.

  66. Adam
    April 20, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    How much of each potato did you use?

    • April 20, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      1 1/2 pounds of each, the recipe is here.

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