This one comes from my 9th grade English teacher. We make this pretty much every year to go with our Christmas ham. It's not heart or waistline healthy. At all.
Posh Potato Casserole
8 medium potatoes
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup melted butter
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups sour cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 green onions, chopped
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup bread crumbs (regular or panko)
Boil potatoes with bay leaf until barely tender. (If you over cook them, the potatoes will be mushy, and you'll lose the special texture of this dish) Cool, peel and grate coarsely into large bowl.
In medium bowl, add melted butter to soup. Blend in sour cream, salt, pepper, onion, and 1 1/2 cups cheese. Pour over potatoes and stir gently.
Spoon into buttered 13 x 9 casserole. Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bread crumbs on top. Bake 10 minutes longer.