Mother didn't make these quite as often as she made scalloped or mashed or fried, but she made them occasionally, usually with some kind of ham. And she always told the family joke about her Aunt Clara who, when asked to bring cheese potatoes to a family gathering, came in lugging a 5-lb. bag of potatoes and a block of cheddar cheese! "Oh, you wanted them COOKED?" she asked innocently. So this recipe is dedicated to both Mother and great-Aunt Clara.