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10.1.10

POTATOES AU GRATIN



Layers of potatoes with a bit of onion and baked in some sort of cheese sauce. Potatoes au gratin is perhaps the best known among all the gratin dishes. Without doubt gratinated food belongs to the comfort food category. I am no great fan of North American scalloped potatoes, but give me some gratin, be it potato or cauliflower and I will be well.

4 large russet potatoes
2 onion slices
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cups shredded white cheese blend*
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded

• Preheat the oven to 400F.
• Slice the potatoes very thin.
• Cut two very thin slices from an onion’s widest part. Separate into rings.
• Butter a casserole dish.
• Layer half of the potatoes in the bottom of the dish.
• Scatter the onion slices on the top.
• Top with all the remaining potato slices.
• Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
• In a medium saucepan, melt 2 Tbsp butter on medium heat.
• Add 2 tbsp flour stirring constantly.
• Add the milk and cook, continually stirring until sauce is thickened.
• Add the cheeses at once and continue stirring until the cheese is melted.
• Pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes and cover with aluminum foil.
• Bake for 1-1/2 hours. Serves 4

* I used a 3 cheese Italian blend.
 

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It began with posting a few recipes on line for my family. "zsuzsa is in the kitchen" has more than 1000 Hungarian and International recipes. What started out as a private project turned into a well visited blog. The number of visitors long passed the two million mark. I organized my recipes into an on-line cookbook. On top of the page click on the cookbook to access the recipes. I am not profiting from my blog, so my visitors will not be harassed with advertising or flashy gadgets. Feel free to cut and paste my recipes for your own use. Publication is permitted as long as it is in your own words and with your own photographs. However, I would ask you for an acknowledgement and link-back to my blog. This is to my old on-line friends and visitors: policing the comment section for spam and answering questions has become a chore. Good wishes to you all, happy cooking and keep on feeding your people with good food.

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