Tasty Au Gratin Potatoes

au-gratinTasty Au Gratin Potatoes

Au Gratin potatoes are potatoes are topped with a browned crust, often using breadcrumbs, grated cheese, egg and/or butter. This is one of those fabulous sides that just seems to turn any meal into comfort food. I have never been to a pot luck where these potatoes didn’t fly out of the bowl. We top ours with cheese, because we love cheese.


1 1/2 lbs Russet Potatoes
2 cps Milk
1/2 cp Butter
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cp Flour
1 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 tsp instant Chicken Bullion granules
6 oz American Cheese



Night before, boil potatoes until easily pierced with fork, approx. 1/2 hour. Chill thoroughly. Next day, peel potatoes and cut into 1/2″ cubes. Set aside. Melt Butter in a large sauce pan, add Salt and Flour and blend. Gradually stir in Milk and cook, stirring, till thickened. Add Paprika, Pepper, Bullion and Cheese. Cook, stirring, till cheese melts. Stir in Potatoes. Pour into greased casserole dish and bake, uncovered at 350 for about 1/2 hour, or until top start to get brown and bubbly. If you double this recipe, it fits nicely in a greased 9 x 13 pan. You can also divide this into individual cassolettes and bake.


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