Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Au Gratin Potatoes

Au Gratin Potatoes

My friend Cathy sent me this recipe yesterday and swears it is the best potato recipe EVER!


- 4 large potatoes (Yukon Gold are recommended) thinly sliced
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, or any cheese blend you prefer
- large dollop of cream cheese
- salt & pepper to taste
*Optional: add fresh chopped thyme to the potatoes


- preheat oven to 400 F
- saute chopped onions until clear
- layer potatoes onto bottom of buttered casserole dish
- top with sauted onions
- add remainder of potatoes and season with salt & pepper
- in medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat
- mix in flour and stir constantly with a whisk
- stir in milk and simmer until milk bubbles
- stir in cream cheese and continue to simmer until melted
- add shredded cheese and continue to simmer until cheese is melted
- pour cheese sauce over potatoes & cover with aluminium foil
- bake for 90 minutes
- remove foil for last 15 minutes to allow top to brown

*Cool Tip - Cathy uses this same cheese sauce recipe for macaroni. Yum!


~ The Lazy Gourmet

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