How to Make the Au Gratin Potato Recipe
The au gratin potato recipe is certain to become one of
the frequently cooked meals at your home. The recipe is
actually very simple
and the depth of flavors is the result of a mixture of kitchen spices
and some peppers.
The au gratin recipe is a step above the usual potato dishes. It can be
classy enough for special occasion or for a normal dinner as well.
Many get confused wondering what is the difference between scalloped
potatoes and au gratin recipes, because they are very
the gratin recipes are practically always topped with bread crumbs
and grated cheese. The scalloped potatoes are referred to as a
very creamy sliced potatoes dish based on milk and butter but now
almost everyone adds cheese to them.
around 1 hour
- 1 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup natural butter spread or regular butter
- 1/3 level cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 can cream of potato soup
- 1 tsp finely diced jalapeno (with seeds removed)
- 1 1/2 tsp finely rosemary (minced)
- 1/8 tsp thyme
- 1-2 cloves fresh garlic (minced)
- 1 tsp of dried parsley
- 3/4 tsp of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 9 peeled and sliced red potatoes (slices
should all have a thickness of about 1/8”)
- 3/4 cup of bread crumbs
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177°C).
Use low to medium heat to melt the butter in
as soon as the butter begins to melt you can stir in the jalapeno and
allow it to cook for about 2 minutes.
Add the all purpose flour a little at a time,
stirring until the mixture has a smooth consistency.
in the cream and then allow the contents of the saucepan to come to a
boil while you continue stirring the mixture over medium heat.
in the cream of potato soup and cook for about two minutes. The mixture
will begin to thicken and then you can remove the pan from the stove.
Add potatoes and 1/4 cup of the cheese and let the
mixture sit for another 1-2 minutes.
you can add the garlic, thyme, sea salt, parsley, pepper and fresh
rosemary. Make sure that all of the ingredients are stirred together
and then pour into a greased casserole dish.
remaining 3/4 cup of cheese on top of the au gratin potato recipe
casserole and cover the dish with a glass top.
Allow the casserole to bake for about 40 to 50
minutes in the preheated oven.
you need to remove the cover from the casserole, add the breadcrumbs on
top and allow the dish to continue baking for another 15 minutes.
to Keep in Mind:
Au gratin recipes are versatile and can be
adapted to suit your personal taste and preferences.
Red pepper flakes or cayenne can be used
instead of the jalapeno.
Do not rush the cooking for best results,
slow and easy are the key rules to remember.
Adjust the spices up or down to please your
Small red potatoes will give the best flavor
results for the au gratin potato recipe.
Panko bread crumbs are the ideal topping
choice but regular bread crumbs will also work.
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