Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes


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About this recipe: This is my husband's favourite dish, and he considers it a special occasion every time I make it. The creamy cheese sauce and the tender potatoes in this classic French dish combine to make a deliciously addictive experience. It's a great side dish with a roast pork loin or beef tenderloin. Add a green salad and French bread, and you have found the magic path to a man's heart.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 russet potatoes, sliced into .5cm slices
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into rings
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons (45g) butter
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (500ml) milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) shredded Cheddar cheese

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F). Butter a 1 litre casserole dish.
  2. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.

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