Friday, September 23

Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au what... huh?!?!?
Yes, the name alone sounds fancy-pants.. but this is a very basic take on this classic recipe.
I'm sure there are endless variations out there.


4 Potatoes (thinly sliced)
1/2 onion (thinly sliced)
Salt & Pepper to taste
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 salt
2 cups of milk
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees & Butter your casserole dish.
Wash potatoes, begin to chop even slices & set aside (this will insures they all cook evenly). Thinly slice onion & set aside. Make cheese sauce, description below.

*The recipe I followed didn't call for this step! However, to ensure the bottom potatoes don't burn..
 pour some cheese sauce into the dish before laying potatoes. 

Begin to layer 1/2 the potatoes into the bottom of the dish & TOP with onions
 (Season lightly with Salt and Pepper).

In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Mix in flour & salt, stir with a whisk for about a minute. Then added in milk and keep stirring (cook until the milk thickens).
Now stir in ALL the cheese & stir until melted.

Pour cheese sauce over the potatoes & cover with aluminum foil.
Place in the oven to cook for 1 1/2 hours.
(Yes, long time... but now you can do laundry, have a drink or prepare the rest of your dinner)

Take out, uncover & allow to cool before serving.


*Recipe courtesy of


  1. My boyfriend would love this! Might attempt to try it. I love your recipes!

  2. I love that Andy loved these! I'll have to make them for him soon.

  3. Gee to the funk: He was grubbing! Try is with a different cueree & let me know how it turns out!