The Best Potatoes DelMonico Recipe

Potatoes Delmonico, also known as Delmonico Potatoes, is a rich and creamy potato dish that’s often served in upscale restaurants. It gets its name from the famous Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City. Here’s a classic recipe for Potatoes Delmonico:

Ingredients:

  • 4 large russet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup grated Gruyère cheese (or a combination of Gruyère and Parmesan)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish, optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Potatoes:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Peel and thinly slice the potatoes, using a mandoline or a sharp knife. Aim for slices about 1/8-inch thick. Place the sliced potatoes in a bowl of cold water to prevent them from browning while you prepare the cream sauce.
  2. Cream Sauce:
    • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
    • Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
    • Pour in the heavy cream and bring the mixture to a simmer. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
    • Drain the potatoes and add them to the cream mixture. Gently stir to ensure the potatoes are evenly coated with the cream.
  3. Assemble:
    • Use some butter to grease a large baking dish. Pour the potato and cream mixture into the dish, spreading the potatoes evenly.
    • Sprinkle the grated Gruyère cheese (or your cheese mixture) evenly over the top.
  4. Bake:
    • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 45-60 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork and the top is golden brown and bubbly.
  5. Serve:
    • Let the Potatoes Delmonico sit for about 10 minutes before serving. This allows the creamy sauce to set a bit.
    • Sprinkle with fresh parsley if desired, and serve hot.

Enjoy your Potatoes Delmonico as a side dish to a range of main courses, from steak to roasted poultry!

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