Potatoes au Gratin is a dish that goes well with most dinners. Gratin is a term describing a dish with a browned top. In this case, cheese! This is my first time trying this(besides from a box) so here goes…
Potatoes au Gratin
5 potatoes, scrubbed
1 onion, sliced
6 tbs butter
1/4 cup flour
1 ts salt
3 cups milk
3 cups cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup additional cheddar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 13X9 glass baking dish.
- Slice potatoes thinly, about 1/4 inch. Place half of the potatoes in the baking dish. Top with the onion and then finish off the top with the rest of the potatoes.
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and salt and whisk together. Cook for about 1 minute, constantly stirring. Slowly add in milk while whisking. Cook until thickened. Add the 3 cups cheddar and Parmesan and stir until melted. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
- Cook for 1 hour. Remove foil, top with additional cheese, and cook for another 30 minutes.
This was a delicious dish. My wife even had seconds! We had this as a side dish with our Whole Roasted Chicken. Next time I make it, I will experiment with different cheeses and spices.