HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEN is coming! That’s always a favourite time of year here at Silver Screen Suppers Towers.
I haven’t decided on the menu yet, but I may well include this as a side dish because I LOVE IT. Who doesn’t love cheesy potatoes? This really is a super simple thing to make, it’s got ingredients that you may have already knocking around the place, and if you are like me, you’ll be able to eat almost the whole lot just by your ownself.
Just call me Mrs Potato Head
I was prompted to make this Edward Woodward dish as a friend of mine has just started a new business and I am absolutely in love with what she is doing. Prepare yourselves for some absolute splendour, my friends….
Many of you will remember this scene in one of the creepiest films ever, The Wicker Man.
If you have never seen this film, go directly to a purveyor of DVDs or your preferred streaming service and add it to your watch list immediately!
I’ll be setting fire to those fingers on Halloween night and filming what occurs via time-lapse!
I’ll tell you something else too. One of these single fingers is a prize in the Vincent Price Cucumber Crocodile Competition – skip over here for details on how to enter.
and start planning your croc folks! Closing date for photos is 25th October.
Here’s a link to the Wailing Dip Candles’ Etsy store. The fingers are so realistic and super spooky!
Plus one last thing. I was CRESTFALLEN to discover how Edward WoodWARD spells his surname. Because it has ruined my best joke. For years I have thought it was Edward WoodWOOD and my joke went like this.
Q: Why does Edward Woodwood have so many Ds in his name?
A: Because otherwise, it would be Ewar Woowoo.
But I don’t think Ewar Woowar has the same ring to it, do you?
RIGHT – you want the recipe don’t you? Well here it is with some gubbins about how I made it to follow.
Because I’m not great at slicing potatoes thinly, I did them on a brand new gadget which I am totally obsessed by.
Thank you adverts on Instagram. This time the product was as good as it looked in the promotional video!
Now what else can I slice up? I feel an Oscar Werner cucumber salad coming on…
I used Gruyere for the cheese element as that’s what I had about my person. The stronger your cheese the tastier it will be.
I overcooked it a bit (my oven is fierce) but the crispy top was soooooo good so I didn’t mind.
Looks tasty and simple. My type of dish. Will be baking next week. Too hot still in the DC metro area to fire up the oven after spending a small fortune on AC this summer.
Oooh, glad you like the look of this Mark. It was surprisingly delicious for such a simple recipe. Do let me know what you think of it. I’m wondering how this would be in a 1 person crockpot/slow cooker – with a tiny bit of time under the grill/broiler at the end to brown the top. I’m all for using the slow cooker when it is hot!
Love this post Jenny. All the pictures and then the recipe. I love your humour throughout. Well done. Off to find another post now. xxx
Aw, thanks lovely Marian! It was lovely writing with you in the virtual cafe the other day xx
This was my favourite school dinner at primary school . I was in heaven when we had this . Any thing that involved meat and veg with these cooks was invariably over cooked or boiled to death, you needed a hacksaw to cut through their roasties. But this they couldn’t f’ up. I remember the golden, bubbly loveliness of its crust and delicious combo of melted cheese and sliced spud ! Ohh, I’m proper hungry now !! Should reply to these so early in the day !!
Haha – I always read the comments first thing in the morning too and now I want this for my breakfast rather than the stupid smoothie I had planned… I might do some Alan Ladd Potato Pancakes soon – they are of the same deliciousness. Or Vincent Price’s potato dish that has cream and gruyere in. ARRRGGG must – stop – thinking – about – food!
Jenny, you are causing me a problem.
You are posting too many recipes.
How am I supposed to cook all these delicious things?
Used to watch Ewar Woowoo after school at nana’s, re-runs of his Equalizer show alternated with … pretty sure it was Magnum PI re-runs.
Then the re-runs were replaced with something else, vastly inferior I’m sure.
Ahhh VT, I have the same problem. I have a blackboard on the back of my kitchen door with a list of all the movie star favourites I want to cook! I’m trying to limit myself to one a week these days as my freezer is STUFFED with leftovers! Ahhh, Magnum PI – love that show! Have you seen the Murder, She Wrote/Magnum PI mash-up? Genius!
Looks delicious Jenny. Must give it a go. The potato slicer looks great too!
It’s a BRILLIANT gadget, Susan!