Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

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Sara Moore-Scheck


This is a family favorite ever since I found it. My mom demands this be made for her every time she comes to visit.

I found the recipe on foodnetwork.com it is courtesy of B. Smith, B. Smith Entertaining and Cooking for Friends, Artisan, 1995.


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15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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  • 1/3 c
    unsalted butter, soften
  • 1 1/2 lb
    idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1/2 c
    grated gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 c
    freshly grated parmesan cheese (can use kraft if you don't have fresh)
  • 1 c
    heavy cream (use 1/2 milk and cream)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    paprika (can also use red pepper)

How to Make Potatoes Au Gratin


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with about 1 tablespoon of the softened butter. (I use Pam instead of butter to cut down on the grease in the bottom of the dish.)
  3. Arrange a layer of potatoes in the baking dish, and sprinkle some of the cheeses over them.
  4. Continue layering potatoes and cheeses until you've used them all, ending with a layer of potatoes.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the cream with the salt & pepper, pour over the potatoes.
  6. Dot the remaining butter over the top and sprinkle wtih the paprika.
  7. Bake for 1 to 1/4 hours, or until the potatoes are tender and golden brown on top.
  8. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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About Potatoes Au Gratin

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #cheese, #gratin, #au

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