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Learn how to bake homemade potatoes. This recipe contains a cheesy sauce with simple ingredients like garlic, milk, and cheese, without using cream. Potatoes Au Gratin is a great make-ahead dish that can be prepared and placed in the fridge within 48 hours.
Do you raise your hand if you like potatoes? Do you like cheese? Yes, for most of us, our hands shot up before we even fully registered what we were asked.
People love their cheese and their potatoes! My family is no exception to this rule! That is why Potatoes Au Gratin is the perfect side dish. 🙂
My family will DISCOVER this dish and I am sure your family will love it as well. I really like how this homemade scalloped potato recipe can be made and put in the oven a few days in advance when you’re ready.
When putting together an entire homemade meal, the ability to prepare something in advance is a huge bonus. Especially since potatoes au gratin is a hit on most holidays when several dishes have to be prepared.
Baked potatoes Frequently asked questions
Which type of potato should I use for potato gratin?
For potato gratin, it is best to use a starchy potato that keeps its shape. Yukon Gold Potatoes and Russets are both great options!
How thin should I cut my potatoes for potato gratin?
It is best to thinly cut potatoes for au gratin potatoes. Usually 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch is sufficient. If your potatoes are too thick, this dish will take longer to cook.
I use a mandolin cutter for this and it takes about 2 minutes. It will take longer if you do it by hand!
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How can I better prevent my potatoes from turning brown before baking?
If you cut a large amount of potatoes before ordering them for potato gratin, you should dip your sliced slices in cold water. This prevents your potatoes from turning brown and your dish from coming out nicely.
Can I bake potatoes?
Yes! This dish can be easily prepared in advance!
Just do the potato au gratin dish as shown below and assemble it, but stop baking. Cover with cling film and press firmly on the top of the casserole (to prevent the potatoes from changing color). Store in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Remove cling film and bake as usual.
This makes it a great holiday dinner dish!
What can I serve with potato gratin?
Potato gratin is usually served as a side dish. It goes well with barbecuing, pork meat, chicken, Brats, fish and even meatloaf and burgers! It’s always nice to have this dish with something green like Brussels sprouts, lettuce, cabbage, spinach or green beans.
TRY MORE RECIPES: If you like to serve potatoes as a side dish, try this best homemade mashed potatoes you will ever have it! While you’re at it, do perfect homemade fries as a side dish.
Learn how to prepare this simple homemade potato gratin recipe. This recipe contains a cheesy sauce with simple ingredients like garlic and milk, without using cream on the baked potatoes.
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Servings: 8th Servings
- 2nd lb Potatoes, thinly sliced
- 8th oz shredded cheddar (We use raw cheddar)
- 2nd cups milk (We use raw milk)
- 1/2 Cup butter
- 1 tablespoon Flour (We use single grain flour)
- 1/2 tablespoon Salt-
- 1 TL pepper
- 1 TL Garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 350 ° F.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Once the butter has melted, add the milk and flour. Whisk on low to medium heat until it thickens.
Remove from the heat and add spices.
In an 8 x 8 baking dish, add 1/3 of the potatoes in an even layer. Pour 1/3 of the sauce over the potatoes, sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese evenly over it.
Repeat this layering process twice and finish with a layer of cheese.
Bake for about an hour or until potatoes are tender and cheese is browned on top.
This dish can be easily prepared in advance. Make and assemble the potato au gratin bowl as indicated above, but stop baking. Cover with cling film and press firmly on the top of the casserole (to prevent the potatoes from changing color). Store in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Remove cling film and bake as usual.
Amount per serving (1 serving)
Calories 346 Calories from fat 207
% Daily value *
Saturated fat 14g88%
cholesterol 66 mg22%
sodium 747 mg32%
potassium 590 mg17%
Vitamin A. 737IUfifteen%
vitamin C 22 mg27%
calcium 290 mg29%
iron 1 mg6%
* The daily percentages are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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