Call these potatoes whatever you like. These tators come with many names. As a kid we called them Rotten Potatoes, or Dutch Oven Potatoes and we absolutely loved them. My mom made them with Velveeta, and bacon and they are still some of my favorite potatoes. Don’t let the fact that there are three cheeses in this recipe throw you. It really was just a “clean out the fridge” kind of night, and I just happened to have 3 different types of cheese. I used cheddar, Asiago, and Blue, but I’ve had just as good of luck with other cheeses. Swiss is lovely in there too. You can use one or 10 different cheeses and it will be lovely. This really is an easy potato dish, and it always gets rave reviews. I used to think I needed the bacon that my mom always used to make this dish taste good, but honestly bacon is not necessary. The potatoes can stand on their own.
So for your next BBQ, or even the next time you’re cooking in a dutch oven over a fire these potatoes will be perfect. Tis the season for Au Gratin Potatoes!