Au Gratin Potatoes, Very Easy
You can put literally any combination of cheeses, I have seen professional chefs put 4 and 5 different cheeses in their sauce. I usualy just use cheddar, but everyone has their own favorites.
I like the addition of mustard if it is a cheese sauce, for just a white sauce you could leave it out.
3 largepotatoes, russets work well here
2 Tbspbutter, please don't subsitute
2 Tbspall purpose flour
2 cwhole milk (yes you can use reduced calorie, but it is not as good)
1/2 tspeach salt and pepper , or to taste
1 tspdry mustard ( this is optional, like this in the cheese version)
8 ozgrated cheese, i like sharp cheddar, but any combo you like is just fine
1/4 tsppaprika, for garnish
How to Make Au Gratin Potatoes, Very Easy
- Put the potatoes and onions in a sauce pan, cover with cold water, and cook until fork tender. You don't want the potatoes mushy, after all you are going to bake them too.
- Pour potatoes and onions into a drainer.
- Meanwhile while the potatoes and onions cook make your sauce.
- Stir in the milk a little at a time. stirring to make smooth. Continue to cook until the sauce starts to bubble and thicken. Watch it keep stirring, and don't walk away.
Congradulations beginner!!!! You have just made a white sauce, one of the mother sauces. You will never know how thick your sauce is until it comes to a boil.