Potatoes au Gratin

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.

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