Au Gratin Potatoes


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Recipe Makes: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hr 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hr 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

4-5 large potatoes

3 tbsp unsalted butter

2 tbsp flour

1 ½ cup milk

½ cup heavy cream

1 cup grated white cheddar cheese (divided into ¾ and ¼ cup)

1 tsp paprika

salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. To start off the potatoes, you will want to wash and peal (optional, if you like the skin then leave it). Slice the potatoes so they are around 2mm thick. I used a mandolin to slice them, it safe and easy. Then place the potatoes into a bowl with cold water and let them sit while you get the sauce started.
  2. Heat a deep sauce pan on medium heat and melt the butter. Once the butter is melted, stir in the flour until the mixture thickens.
  3. Then add in the milk and heavy cream and stir occasionally. Turn the heat to low. Once the mixture starts to bubble up stir in ¾ cups of shredded white cheddar cheese.
  4. Once the cheese is mixed in, add in the spices and mix everything. Set the cheese sauce aside for now.
  5. Take the potato slices out of the water and dry them off on a towel. Then start to arrange them in a baking dish. I like to arrange them to be standing up, but you can just lay them down. Then pour the cheese sauce on top of the potatoes and sprinkle the reaming shredded cheese on top.
  6. Cover the potatoes with foil and bake at 400 F for 1 hr and 15 minutes covered or until the potatoes are tender. And the last 15 minutes uncovered or until golden brown. Enjoy!
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STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

Gather all ingredients.

Preheat the oven to 400 F. To start off the potatoes, you will want to wash and peal (optional, if you like the skin then leave it). Slice the potatoes so they are around 2mm thick. I used a mandolin to slice them, it safe and easy. Then place the potatoes into a bowl with cold water and let them sit while you get the sauce started.

Heat a deep sauce pan on medium heat and melt the butter. Once the butter is melted, stir in the flour until the mixture thickens. Then add in the milk and heavy cream and stir occasionally. Turn the heat to low. Once the mixture starts to bubble up stir in ¾ cups of shredded white cheddar cheese. Once the cheese is mixed in, add in the spices and mix everything. Set the cheese sauce aside for now.

Take the potato slices out of the water and dry them off on a towel. Then start to arrange them in a baking dish. I like to arrange them to be standing up, but you can just lay them down. Then pour the cheese sauce on top of the potatoes and sprinkle the reaming shredded cheese on top.

Cover the potatoes with foil and bake at 400 F for 1 hr and 15 minutes covered or until the potatoes are tender. And the last 15 minutes uncovered or until golden brown. Enjoy!

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AUTHOR: ANA

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