Pouch Potatoes with Ementhaler Cheese, Onions and Cream. A great potato side dish.

Pouch Potatoes

Potatoes cooked in parchment paper with seared onions and ementhaler cheese.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Ementhaler
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 387 kcal
Author Lea Ann Brown


  • 8 medium potatoes peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 sweet yellow onion peeled and sliced 1/4 inch think
  • 2 Tablespoons Safflower oil
  • 1/3 pound Ementhaler cheese grated
  • 4 Tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Peel potatoes and slice 1/4 inch thick. A mandolin works best for this. Peel onion and slice in 1/4 inch slices. Separate onion slices into rings. 

  3. Add potatoes to a medium sauce pan and cover with cold water. Slowly bring to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes. Drain potatoes in a colander.

  4. In the meantime heat a fry pan over medium high heat. When hot, add neutral oil, such as safflower or sunflower oil to the pan. When oil is shimmering, add onions. Turn down heat and cook for about 10 minutes, until onions are starting to brown.  Transfer to a paper towel when done.

  5. To build packets, arrange rectangular pieces of parchment paper on counter. Place potatoes on the top half of the paper. Top with grated cheese, onions and 1 tablespoon cream for each pouch. Seal using method in this post. 

  6. Bake for about 30 minutes. To serve, simply tear open the pouch in the middle and plate. 

Nutrition Facts
Pouch Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 1869mg53%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 221IU4%
Vitamin C 53mg64%
Calcium 154mg15%
Iron 14mg78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.