Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Family Favorite from Mom - Au Gratin Potatoes

Another family favorite, this time from my mom.

Not a dietetic choice due to the cheese and heavy cream but a total crowd pleaser. I can tell you that if you want leftovers, you will need to make a double batch since these potatoes gets gobbled up by everyone.

I have made this myself several times and it is a hit every time.

Some variation are to replace some of the heavy cream with cream of chicken or mushroom soup or some sour cream. Or add some roasted garlic to the heavy cream. Or add some finely diced onions or bacon. You can change the basic recipe up in so many ways to meet the tastes of you, your family or your guests.

Au Gratin Potatoes
2 lb. package frozen hash brown potatoes (I prefer the grated versus the cubed)
10 oz. mild yellow cheddar cheese, shredded or grated
3 cups heavy cream
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place 1/2 potatoes in 8x12 inch (2 quart) shallow baking dish
Layer 1/2 cheese over potatoes
Layer 1/2 potatoes on top of cheese
Layer 1/2 cheese over potatoes
Add salt and pepper to taste
Pour heavy cream over entire dish
Bake covered for 45 minutes
Uncover and bake for another 45 minutes
It is easily reheated in the microwave.

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What's Cookin Chicago said...

Looks delicious and I'm a sucker for good cheesiness!

Colleen said...

Mmmm au gratin is one of my FAVorite ways to eat potatoes!


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