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Potatoes, The Best Au Gratin Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Irene Carignan
Added: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Ingredients
3 large Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced about 1/16 of an inch thick
4 Tbs. butter, separated
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 C. Gruyere cheese, shredded
1 C. milk

Directions:
Directions:
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice potatoes very thinly using a knife or mandolin. Grease an 8×8 inch pan. Lay potato slices in a straight line, overlapping slightly until the entire bottom of the pan is covered. They should look like shingles on a roof. Salt and pepper the potatoes and sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese on top. Repeat this process until you have 3 layers of potatoes with cheese in the middle. Reserve 1/3 of the cheese for the top. Salt and pepper the top layer, but do not add cheese.
Press down firmly to make sure all layers are compact. Pour 1 C. milk gently over the potatoes - it should come up just to the edge of the top layer. Bake in oven for 1 hour. Half way through cook time, take pan out of the oven. Using a metal spatula, press down on the top of the gratin to make sure all layers are compact. Return to the oven for the rest of the hour. Sprinkle cheese on top after 45 minutes and return to the oven. Watch carefully to make sure it doesn't burn.

I also use paper towels to blot extra grease from melted cheese…Irene

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is well worth the effort...
Very delicious!

 

 

 

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