My husband and I love potatoes...in the fact they can feed an army for super cheap. I love watching Food Network (to get inspiration on my recipes). This recipe seemed so delicious on its own, so I did not tamper with it (other than making it a main dish instead of the recommended side). It was AWESOME.
Cast Iron Skillet Potato Cake
adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alexandra-guarnaschelli/cast-iron-skillet-potato-cake-recipe/index.html
1 stick butter, melted
7 medium size Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and sliced super thin
2 t dried thyme
Preheat oven to 400. Place potato slices in a large mixing bowl. Pour butter through a fine sieve (so milk solids-the chunky white stuff-stays behind) over potatoes. Stir. Sprinkle with thyme. Stir so each potato slice gets a bit of the yumminess. Place potatoes around in circles in a large cast iron pan. Layer multiple times. Cook on the stove on high for just 5-8 minutes until starting to get golden. Place in preheated oven and cook for another 45minutes until super golden and potatoes are tender when pierced by a fork. Flip on to plate. Slide back into pan (so top is now on the bottom) and cook an additional 5-8minutes. Flip on to a serving dish. Voila! Perfection.
(I just place all in pie plate layering...not cooking before on stove...just cooked at 400 for 45minutes)