Friday, September 9, 2011

My Recipe Box - Au Gratin Potatoes


Another favourite from Betty Crocker. I usually make these when serving ham.


6
medium boiling or baking potatoes (2 lb)
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour - gluten free or corn starch
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups milk
2
cups shredded natural sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1/4
cup dry bread crumbs (any flavor)  I never add the bread crumbs
  1. Heat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Scrub potatoes but do not peel. Cut into 1/8-inch slices to measure about 4 cups.
  3. Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion in butter about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly; remove from heat.
  4. Stir in milk and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  5. Spread potatoes in ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes.
  6. Bake uncovered 1 hour. Mix remaining cheese and the bread crumbs; sprinkle over potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until top is brown and bubbly.
Makes 6 servings (about 1/2 cup each)

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