Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe

Au gratin potato recipe. A classic.


3 lbs potatoes
5 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons flour (GF version use gluten free flour)
4 cups milk
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons salt
1 dash cayenne pepper
2 cups cheddar cheese
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated


Preheat oven to 350˚F

Boil potatoes until just tender, 20-25 minutes; drain.

When cool enough to handle, peel and slice the potatoes into 1/4" rounds.

Layer the potato slices into a 3 quart baking dish.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.Add flour, stir while cooking, 1-2 minutes.

Whisk in milk and add garlic. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.

Stir in cheddar cheese and all but 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese.

Pour over the potatoes and use a spatula to evenly distribute and stir slightly into all the layers.

Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese over the top.

Tent with tinfoil or put a cover to prevent the cheese from burning.

Bake for 30 minute or until the potatoes are tender and the dish is bubbling . Remove the tent or lid for the last 5 minutes to the cheese becomes nicely browned.

Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.