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Potatoes Au Gratin

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Potato Type: White
Cuisine: American
Prep Method: Baked

Dish

Side Dish

Prep Time

20 Mins

Cook Time

60 Mins

Serving

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. peeled white potatoes
  • 1-2 Tablespoons butter
  • 24 fluid ounces of half & half
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For a twist: 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed and 1 large white onion thinly sliced

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Peel your potatoes and slice very thin slices either with a knife or mandolin. You can also use a food processor to do this.
  3. Grease your baking dish with butter.
  4. Now start laying the potatoes into the dish. After each layer, season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Pour the Half & Half mixture over the layered potatoes, push down to immerse all the potatoes in the cream.
  6. Bake at 425°F for 50-60 minutes covered with foil, until potatoes are cooked (test with the tip of sharp knife).
  7. Then take foil off and bake for 10-20 minutes until golden on top.

Variations

Potatoes Au Gratin with Onions & Garlic

To make Potatoes Au Gratin with Onions and Garlic, replace steps 4 and 5 above with steps 1 and 2 below.

  1. Now start laying the potatoes into the dish, followed by a thin layer of onion slices. After each layer, season with salt and black pepper. Finish with a last layer of potatoes on top.
  2. Pour the Half & Half into a jug and add the crushed garlic. Stir, then pour over potatoes. Spread the garlic a little over the top with a spoon, and push down to immerse all the potatoes in the cream.

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DaggieW

This potato dish was delicious and so easy to prepare. My family loved it! I can't believe that I never thought...Read Full Review

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DaggieW

This potato dish was delicious and so easy to prepare. My family loved it! I can't believe that I never thought to make it before. So much better than the packaged potatoes.

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