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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Perfect Potatoes au Gratin

We had these at my sister's house when we celebrated Christmas with her and her family and all I can say is WOW! You only need three words describe this recipe:

Creamy . . . .Delicious . . . .PERFECT!!

For this DELICIOUS recipe, you will need:

  • 4 whole Russet Potatoes, Scrubbed Clean
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 1-½ cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cups Whole Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Freshly Grated
 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Smear softened butter all over the bottom of a baking dish.
Slice potatoes, then cut slices into fourths.

In a separate bowl, whisk together cream, milk, flour, minced garlic, salt, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

**Place 1/3 of the potatoes in the bottom of the baking dish. Pour 1/3 of the cream mixture over the potatoes.

Repeat this two more times, ending with the cream mixture. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown and really bubbling. Add grated cheese to the top of the potatoes and bake for 3 to 5 more minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Allow to stand for a few minutes before serving by the spoonful. NOM, NOM!!

**For this step, I just put all my potatoes in my baking dish and poured the milk mixture over the top of them and gently stirred.....I did not layer anything.


Mrs. JP said...

Looks easy and delish!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those sound rich and yummy.
Thanks for the recipe. I will star this one!

Melanie said...

This looks very yummy, Laura! I printed it out so I could try it.
Hope you all had a nice Christmas. :-)

chili pepper said...

Can't wait to try this for hubby. Just the thing he will love!