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Potatoes O’brien

  • Serves 6 to 8.


  • 2 cups thinly sliced raw potatoes
  • 1 quart boiling water
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped pimento
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 5 ounces (a cupful) grated American cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Drop the thinly sliced raw potatoes into the quart of boiling water. Allow the water to return to boiling point. Add chopped onion and green pepper, and let the water come to boiling point again. Remove from heat and drain thoroughly. Add the chopped pimento and mix gently.

In the top of a double boiler or heavy saucepan, blend the melted butter and flour. Add the warm milk, and cook and stir until the sauce is smooth. Add grated cheese, stirring until you have a smooth, thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Fold this sauce into the potato mixture.

Pour all this into a 2-quart casserole. Place casserole in pan of hot water. Bake in a 350° oven for 1-1/2 hours, or until the potatoes are tender. Do not cover. Potatoes can also be cooked in individual casseroles.

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