If your menu calls for potatoes but you want to make them special, try Eugene's casserole. It has the flavor of his native Hungary. This dish goes nicely with a green salad and steak.
1 pound potatoes
1/2 pound mushrooms
1 garlic clove, chopped
Salt and pepper
2/3 cup light cream
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Peel the potatoes and slice thinly. Slice the mushrooms thicker than the potatoes. Using lots of butter, grease a 1-1/2-quart glass baking dish. Sprinkle the garlic on the bottom.
Arrange half the potato slices in overlapping rows on the bottom of the dish. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange a layer of mushrooms on top and season with salt and pepper. Top it off with a layer of potatoes.
Stir together the light cream, heavy cream, and water. Pour on top. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and dot with more butter.
Bake for about 1 hour at 350 degrees F, or until the potatoes are tender and the top is crisp. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve at once.