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3 lbs. white, eastern or yellow flesh potatoes 1 1/2 lbs. Emmenthaler cheese grated 1 lb or ring of kielbasa - I use Hillshire Farms' pork, beef and turkey kielbasa 1 pint heavy cream Salt and Pepper 9 x 13 or similar size casserole dish
Peel potatoes, cut into 5mm rounds, boil until firm - not soft. drain set aside cut kielbasa into 5mm rounds Spray Pam on baking dish. season bottom with salt and cracked black pepper. layer potatoes, kielbasa, cheese, repeat, final layer should be cheese on top add heavy cream cover with aluminum foil bake 350 about 1 1/2 hours uncover, bake an additional hour or when the cheese has melted all the way through
If the oven is gas it may go quicker the cheese should gratin on top let stand 15 minutes to set cut into square servings
Please, if you're going to shill for a meat packer then at least shill for a good one. Hillshire Farms? Really? Please!
No one makes kielbasa in the US like Wisconsin meat packers make kielbasa. You remember. Green Bay, Packers, kielbasa, right?
Go with Milwaukee's own Usinger's for the best. They've been around over 100 years and are true to the old German traditions of sausage making. Best liverwurst on the planet, too. For a factory flavor, go with either Johnsonville from Sheboygan or Klement's from Milwaukee.
Get your cheese from Wisconsin, too, not from those so-called contented California cows. Way too hip and trendy for real cows.
I can't vouch for Wisconsin kielbasa as I have never tried it, but when I was growing up in NE we got our kielbasa from a local packer. It was SO much better than kielbasa from big name brands like Hillshire Farms.
"Cut into 5 mm rounds."
I have been cooking most ofl my life and I have no idea how to cut something into 5 mm rounds. Somebody please explain. I was wondering if I could use the frozen potatoes that come in little cubes used to make hash browns.