Golden, cheesy, and with that hint of ham, this Duchess Gratin Potato Slab is a great addition to your dinner table.
The flavor of loaded potatoes, the texture of classic Duchess spuds and the look of slab pie. Did I mention it’s easy as well? Using leftover mashed potatoes is also perfectly suitable for this preparation!
Nonstick cooking spray
3egg whites, room temperature
3 cupsYukon gold potatoes, cooked, mashed and cooled
Melted butter, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoongarlic powder
2 ouncescapitol ham, sliced thin
4thick slices provolone cheese
1 cupfresh bread crumbs
Spray an 8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
In large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form using an electric mixer; set aside.
In another large bowl, add potatoes, butter, salt and pepper to taste, garlic powder and milk.
With an electric mixer, beat until as smooth as possible. Fold the beaten egg whites into the potato mixture until fully incorporated.
Spread half the potato mixture into prepared pan. Lay the ham on top, followed by cheese.
Sprinkle bread crumbs over everything and bake 35-40 minutes, or until topping is crisp and just starting to brown.