- Vickie's Potatoes Au Gratin
- A simple way to spruce up your dinner table. This really
is an easy recipe to make, though it does take some time to bake.
It's well worth it.
- Preparation Time: 25 Minutes
- Bake time: 1.5 hours
- Serves: 6
- 4 large potatoes
- ¼ c margarine
- 1 tblspn margarine
- 1 small onion (chopped)
- 1½ tblspn flour
- 1 tspn salt
- ¼ tspn pepper
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups shredded natural sharp cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup fine dry bread crumbs
- Sprinkle of Paprika
- Peal and cut potatoes into ¼ inch slices.
- Place slices into a large pot and completely cover with water.
Add 1 tblspn margarine and a dash of salt.
- Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until potatoes
- Preheat oven to 375° F
- Mean while, melt the ¼ cup margarine in a deep dish
skillet over medium heat.
- Add chopped onion and stir. Saute for about 3 minutes, or
- Sprinkle in flour, salt and pepper, stirring constantly for
about 2 minutes.
- Stir in milk and 1½ cups of the cheese. Stirring constantly,
bring the mixture to a boil.
- Reduce heat slightly and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stirring
occasionally. Make sure the cheese is melted into the mixture
before removing from heat.
- Once the potatoes are tender, drain them and spread them
in an ungreased casserole dish.
- Pour milk/cheese sauce over the potatoes.
- Cover with aluminum foil or a casserole glass top. Cook for
- Mix remaining cheese and bread crumbs together. Let mix set
out while casserole bakes.
- After 1 hour, sprinkle bread crumb mixture over baked potatoes.
Bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes or until top is lightly brown
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with paprika for decoration.
- There are a lot of things you can to this mix. Try sauteing
mushrooms with the onions.
- Or add ½ cup of chopped broccoli or diced tomatoes
to the milk/cheese mixture just before covering the potatoes.