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au gratin potatoes

Recipe by
Dave T.
Cades Cove, TN

Just a simple au gratin potato recipe. Par boiling the potatoes insures it will get tender, if you've ever fixed au gratin potatoes from scratch you know what I mean.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For au gratin potatoes

  • 2 lg
  • 1/2 md
    onion (white or yellow)
  • 1/2 can
    condensed milk
  • 1-2 c
    skim milk
  • 6 slice
    american cheese
  • 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 Tbsp
    all purpose flour divided
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 slice
    hickory smoked bacon chopped

How To Make au gratin potatoes

  • 1
    On a mandolin slicer, slice potatoes to a medium thickness, rinse and cover with water, bring to a boil. Cook 3 min turn off
  • 2
    Slice half of a medium onion to the same thickness, add to potatoes in pan. Let sit 2-4 min
  • 3
    Cook bacon and chop. Drain potatoes and onions place in bowl, add 3 Tbs flour and cornmeal, toss to cover, add chopped bacon. Set aside.
  • 4
    Drain pan bacon was cooked in, and add 3 Tbs butter, melt and add 3 Tbs flour, stir till it just starts to thicken, add both milks, stir till smooth, remove from heat, add cheese a little at a time, stir till smooth.
  • 5
    Pour potatoes, onions and bacon in a baking dish, pour milk and cheese mixture over and bake at 350 for 25 min loosely covered, then remove cover and bake an additional 15-20 min or till potatoes are tender and top is starting to brown. Enjoy!!!!!