April 21, 2009

Au Gratin Potatoes

One of Sybella's favorite recipes for potatoes is the basic Au Gratin method. Perhaps because this recipe can be dressed Up or served in it's most simple form and still taste wonderful. I can also be made more or less rich.



Basic Au Gratin Potatoes

10-15 Potatoes--pealed and sliced thin, be sure to rinse the sliced potatoes very well.

1/2 Cups diced Onions

1/4 Chopped fresh parsley

1/4 to 1/2 Cups Butter (or such)--Sliced into wedges


1/4 to 1/2 Cup Flour

Several Pinches of Salt and Pepper.

Milk
These ingredients are to be layered into a baking dish. Start with a few of the butter slices and then pile on the potato slices--the goal is to create 3-4 layers. Sprinkle some Onions, parsley and a pinch of the salt and pepper on top of the potatoes. Then dust everything with the flour. Continue making layers until everything is in the pan. Pour Milk over the whole dish until the potatoes are covered and soaking in the milk.

Bake in 350 degree oven until the potatoes have soaked in all the milk and the top browns.

To Spice it Up

Just about anything can be added:

Cheese

Ham

Bacon

Chicken and,

Mushrooms are all some of Sybella's favorites.

This recipe may also be made with Cream, or canned milk.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you know I LOVE Au Gratin Potatoes? Always have, always will, Long Live The Irish!

Sybella said...

Actually--I think I did know you love Au Gratin Potatoes...and Noodles with olive oil If I remember correctly!

Sybella