Cooler temperatures and not wanting to break down and turn the furnace on yet gives me lots of reasons to do some baking and making potatoes in the oven instead of the crock pot. I decided to make a meatloaf and made these potatoes to go with them.
Cheese Au Gratin Potatoes
7 medium sized potatoes, peeled and
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
2 cups milk
1/4 cup onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, grated
tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 oz Monterey cheese, grated
oz Fontina cheese, grated
cup Parmesan cheese, grated
a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and allow to cook for a
couple minutes. Stir in the garlic and onions and cook for another minute.
Gradually stir in milk, allowing to thicken and then stir some more in. Add in
spices and then the cheese and allow to melt completely. In a greased casserole
dish, layer the potatoes in 3 layers. Pour cheese mixture over each layer of
potatoes. Place in the over for an hour (depending on the thickness of the
potatoes at 350°.
Remove from the oven, top with an additional 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan and bake
for another 10 minutes.