These potatoes are creamy, cheesy heaven. My kind of side dish! This is the perfect side to compliment any meat you are serving. Beef, ham or chicken… these potatoes go with it all. The flavor is really simple. You can always add some onion and garlic to give it some more attitude, but I love them just like this.
Au Gratin Potatoes
Recipe by: Holly Lofthouse
4 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
salt and pepper to taste
4 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 8×8 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
Rinse/clean potatoes with water and peel. Slice into 1/4 inch slices. Layer half the potatoes in the baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Mix in the flour and salt and stir with a whisk for about 30 seconds. Stir in milk. Continue to stir and cook until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Stir until cheese completely melts.
Pour half the cheese sauce over potatoes that are in the dish. Layer the rest of potatoes over the top, sprinkle again with salt and pepper, and then pour the remaining cheese sauce on top. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
Carefully remove foil, and continue to bake uncovered for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand about 10 minutes before serving.